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August 13, 2013

Lawmakers have a lot of nerve

Lawmakers have a lot of nerve

Letter to the editor:

Congress has just stooped to a new low by exempting itself and its staffers from Obamacare (WSJ editorial 8/5/13). It seems that our legislators who make $174,000 a year and their staffs have balked at having to pay at the same rate for their own insurance as the rest of us. If our leaders who make $174,000 are balking at the cost, how about the rest of us who might not make quite as much?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will not be affordable (costs will go up) and will not improve access to care (access will go down). Everyone may have an insurance card, but they will not have equal access to providers of care.

The government has already pushed back the date that employers are mandated to provide insurance for their employees. The insurance exchanges that offer policies to the population will not be able to verify income to determine the subsidy that individual receives. It will be done on the “honor system” and we all know how that turned out with the home mortgages a few years back.

The Affordable Care Act is a train wreck in slow motion and 2014 will be a disastrous year for healthcare in America. Between the ACA and start of ICD-10 coding in October, 2014 (billing codes are increased from 14,000 to over 85,000), there will be an implosion of healthcare in this country. Congress, in their infinite wisdom, sees this coming and is jumping ship while the rest of us are just overwhelmed by a process that no one understands.

You, the American public, should be absolutely outraged and immediately send an email or make a phone call to your senators and representative. Congress dreamed up this mess and they should have to live with it just like everyone else. Our leaders should not be a privileged class. We, the people, need to take action on this affront and do it now. If we let Congress get away with this, then they can pretty much get away with anything (which they just about do anyway). Talk is cheap, action speaks for itself. Fire up those phones and emails and do it now.

Douglas Morrell, M.D.

Rushville

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