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Oh, my. We are back to the intelligent pig-and-lipstick discussion (or description) of a serious matter. According to Dr. Nahrgang [DRC, April 11], “Obamacare” is “… wrecking an insurance-controlled system …” and “a crime against truth, medicine, morality and freedom.”
I think Dr. Nahrgang has been drinking the Kool-Aid (as long as we are borrowing cliches) we are used to hearing every election year: “the greatest health care system in the world.”
There is agreement that excellent health care is available in the United States, but there are not many well-informed people who consider the delivery system to be the greatest in the world.
The wonderful insurance-controlled system is an insurance company-controlled system, and many of us who are less than enthused about the Affordable Care Act are unenthusiastic about the fact that they consider it a give away to the insurance and drug companies.
But the ACA does have some very positive aspects that even such a person as Dr. Nahrgang must surely consider positive such as eliminating the lifetime cap or the non-exclusions for pre-existing conditions such as acid reflux, tonsillitis, allergies, toenail fungus and hemorrhoids, all of which have been used in the past to avoid paying customers.