WILLIAM MCKEE JR., FLOWERY BRANCH
Obamacare assumes idiocy
In the midst of rampant speculation about the outcome of the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on Obamacare exchanges, let’s look at a few facts. Everyone has to buy health insurance or be penalized by the government. Employers have to provide health care coverage or pay a penalty to the government. You have to buy government mandated coverage whether you need it or not, such as a single male having to buy maternity coverage. If you have a “maximum benefit” plan you pay the government a 40 percent tax penalty. The cost of health insurance was promised to drop by $2,500 a year for a family, but government intervention has raised prices instead. The original rationale for Obamacare was to insure 30 million uninsured. New projections estimate at least that many uninsured under this system. The biggest, most onerous failure of Obamacare is that it treats us all like idiots.
DENNIS MCGOWAN, SNELLVILLE