I can empathize withRobert L. Ehrlich Jr.in his hope that the Supreme Court will strike down Obamacare in its entirety ("Obamacare and birth control: Women's health isn't the issue," April 8). The Affordable Care Act that became law bears little resemblance to the bill that was introduced, only to be slashed, ripped, compromised and otherwise reduced to a few good points. And now those few good points are being nibbled at afresh. It's pathetic that the Administration had to declare some form of victory in what emerged as the ACA because, although it brings medical care to certain ranks of the uninsured, I can see no great savings at the governmental or personal level.
I cling to the remnants of Obamacare in the hope that some good may spring from them. I've read that it takes 20 years for Congress to wrap itself around a good idea, yet this is my 50th year of hope where comprehensive health care is concerned. Congress may yet fumble and stumble its way to a mandatory and national health insurance scheme like any other correct thinking nation, so there is hope, perhaps for my great-grand children.
Donald T. Hart, BaltimoreCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun