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Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

This past week, many of us received our health care changes for 2014 from our health care providers. This is supposed to be “affordable” health care.

Affordable for whom? It sure isn't for the middle-class working families and elderly.

A lot of people probably got “sticker shock” when they read about all the new changes. The monthly premiums were raised so high on some plans that families will no longer be able to afford their insurance.

There are some health care plans that take away benefits that used to be covered, plus they raised the co-payment amount that would put a person deep in debt if that person has to be admitted to a hospital.

If you get a raise, you will have to pay a higher premium. Anyone who does not get insurance will be fined. Some companies will lay off employees so they aren't forced to provide health care coverage. Unemployment will rise again.

People cannot afford these changes!

You can blame the insurance industry all you want, but, remember, the government dictates to the insurance companies what guidelines and charges they are to use. This must be the start of President Obama's plan to eliminate the insurance industry.

Obama's intentions are to destroy the middle class and make everyone dependent on the government to survive. Again, it is more government control over our lives — socialism.

Who will benefit from the Affordable Care Act? Excluding those with disabilities, it is the people who live generation to generation on welfare, who are too lazy to work and who never pay taxes. These are the people who want everything handed to them for free.

The people who have worked and saved and paid their taxes are the ones who are going to be punished.

I say to all those who voted for Obama: If you are unhappy with your new insurance, you have no one to blame but yourselves. You are the ones responsible for destroying our country.

Evalyn Bodick


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