Certainly no one can doubt the sincerity of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives as they toil away in their never-ending mission to improve the lives of the average citizen. In the face of repeated failure that would discourage a less determined body, they have voted more than 50 times to relieve us of the burden of health care known as the Affordable Care Act.

However, even the best of us can become confused in the heat of battle, lose our bearings and possibly suffer from shell shock, as it was one called, now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. How else to explain the lawsuit that House Republicans have voted to authorize a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for not enforcing that very act ("Impeachment lite," Aug. 1)? Talk about a U-turn.

Whatever their reason, it is heartening to know that they are now on board with Obamacare and are trying to speed its implementation. Perhaps they can convince some of their fellow Republican governors who have rejected the Medicaid expansion under the act, apparently in the belief that the residents of their states will not get sick or suffer injury.

Sig Seidenman, Owings Mills

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