Letter: Start over with health care revamp

Obamacare was created to ensure that 30 million Americans who did not have health insurance would get it. If they could not afford it, their costs would be subsidized (paid by others).

Now it is estimated that because of Obamacare, tens of millions of people may lose their current insurance, at least temporarily. For many people, that will be a huge inconvenience. For others, it is a matter of life and death.

People who are currently being treated for serious health problems could lose access to their doctors and other health care professionals. Can you imagine coming home from a doctor‘s appointment where you were diagnosed with cancer and find a health insurance cancellation in your mailbox? On your way into the cardiac unit, your wife says, “Oh by the way, we got this letter.”

Some of these affected people will undoubtedly find different health insurance, maybe even something better.

Or they may be dead before that happens. Because somebody thought it was politically expedient to lie over and over to the American people. Because somebody thought that if they told the truth, the proposed law would lose support.

Shame on “somebody” and shame on the apologists who are currently making excuses for him.

Man up. Admit the flaws. Wipe the lipstick off the pig and let’s start over.

There are ways to provide the benefits for the people you want to help without destroying the health insurance and the health care of all the rest of us.

Logan Dysart

retired energy worker

Lafayette