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The Sun's flawed health care rationale

Your editorial, "The canceled policies" (Oct. 31), spends much time making excuses for a president who has lost credibility by assuring the voters of this country that "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what." (This is a quote from a speech to the American Medical Association in June of 2009.) Yet many people complain that their policy has been canceled.

In spite of his use of the word, "period," you rationalize his emphasis by saying that he didn't really mean his promise to apply to five percent of the population, those who are insured by an individual policy. Five percent of the population, however, is not an insignificant number. You are aware, aren't you, that it is 15 million people?

And then your editorial indicates that these people whose policies have been canceled, "are getting a chance to acquire better coverage at a more affordable price." Since when do you think we will get more for less? Your logic escapes me. But I repeat myself.

Eddie Brown, Baltimore

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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