For my liberal thinking Baptist friends, allow me to share a Letter to the Editor by just one more disenfranchised American. Disenfranchised by the highly touted Affordable Care Act, or as most know it better as Obamacare. This is the kind of letter that appears in ur paper Letters to the Editor Section at least once a week. However, the truth is, if only one American has this ind of experience with the Affordable Care Act, it is one to many, and for sure this supposedly affordable care act is not so affordable after all. The truth is it is only affordable to the entitled, who need folks like the lady in this Letter to the Editor to pay a portion of their low-cost insurance. The only way Obamacare can make it is if the more highly functioning, well off folks pay higher premiums to offset the low-cost plans for the entitled. We had a good plan in place for years; it was called Medicaid, but the powers that be decided we need to rob Peter to pay Paul, once again; we now have two tax incentive program helping to ensure that the poor and the illegals, have medical care. This is the crime of the century, and it is being pulled off by the government no less. "We need a whole section about how the Obamacare individual & family policy mandates have affected our lives since Jan. 1. There are millions, just like my family, with kids over 30, married and doing well. We had excellent health coverage, a PPO with $3,300 per-person and a deductible for $580 per month. Our lifetime guarantee was $6 million. On Jan. 1, we were switched, pushed or punted into a $5,600 per person deductible PPO plan with an unaffordable $1,124 monthly rate. I called my health insurance carrier to ask if they can do as the president said and get our old policy back. However, they said no, it would be too complicated. I do not want maternity coverage at age 63 and will have to cancel coverage soon because the monthly payments are closer to my mortgage payment than my cell phone bill. We were not ill, took no medications as of January 1st. What changed? My answer was in a column by Thomas Sowell: “For many of the true believers on the left, their ideology overrides any concern about the actual fate of flesh-and-blood human beings.” Rita M. Sandor Riverside In conclusion, let me speak from what I've witnessed Obamacare do to my once affordable HMO. It has more than tripled my copays, doubled my premiums, and nearly wipe out my ability to have the option to get name brand drugs. What I am now paying more than three times more for is generic, and at least two of my scripts had to be changed back to name brand because of the generic not working as well to control the specific disease they were written for! It has also limited my ability to see my specialists. Now I have to go back to my Primary Care Provider for a referral to a doctor I was seeing regularly for years. ACA has not only hit me in the pocketbook; it has caused undue stress with how I will be able to pay for the drugs I need, and the hoops I have to jump through just to see the man or woman that was treating me for years. It is only affordable and a godsend to those who never had insurance, BUT for the rest of us, it is horror show of great magnitudes. If I were not retired an on a fixed income, I might not be so stressed, but when every dollar is accounted for, having new sources that demand those tight dollars, makes for having to make decisions, like taking half a dose of medicine to make it last longer. And that just ain't right! :tear: And in case you think Obamacare is working and good for those one it, please take another minute to read the attached story of a Nevada man saddled with a $407,000 in hospital bill, even though he signed up for ACA a plan a month before the White House's deadline. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...onth-White-Houses-deadline.html#ixzz2wlTBMrtC This is one more example of how the government needed to do it's homework before unleashing this mistake ridden, error prone plan on unwilling Americans! Oh......where is that IMPLODE button?