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Basic facts about Affordable Care Act | Letter

A recent letter writer should revisit a few basic facts about the Affordable Care Act. First of all, major parts of the law were written by the very “profit-hungry” insurance companies she disparages. Hence, the Affordable Care Act mandate is forcing Americans to buy a product from that profit-hungry industry — health insurance.

Additionally, the act called for massive payments from the federal treasury to those profit-hungry insurance companies as they lost money on the policies they sold to many Americans. On this last point, the plan was corporate bailout, courtesy of the taxpayer. Finally, “make America sick again” represents the type of bumper sticker simplicity and partisanship that will not lead to “healthcare for all,” just as the Affordable Care Act has not.

John Harvey

Bellevue