Get unlimited digital access to baltimoresun.com. $0.99 for 4 weeks.
News Opinion Readers Respond

The Affordable Care Act isn't 'terrible'

"Republicans remain determined to repeal this terrible law," says Sen. Mitch McConnell about the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act. Terrible has this etymology: terrere in Latin means to frighten. By late Middle English it is something able to cause terror.

This act is affordable and protects people we want to stay productive rather than become uncared for and wind up disabled and on Medicaid that you and I already pay for. It is not terrible.

The Koch brothers have funded videos that suggest Uncle Sam will do a woman's PAP smear or a man's rectal exam. This is obviously false. Let's be honest and understand the terror PPACA is causing rich people. They make a lot of money off unfair corporate medical insurance that denies care of existing conditions. If you are having dinner on your big yacht, it may be terrifying that the profit may go down because the government organized Internet sale of medical insurance. Maybe the rich need anxierty medicine for their rather false terror about progress.

Theodore Houk, Lutherville

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Health exchange still a hassle
    Health exchange still a hassle

    I found The Sun's editorial, "Beyond the website" (Nov. 23), about how well the new-and-improved Maryland Health Connection had launched to be ironic and not in a good way. Perhaps you should have looked beyond the health insurance website itself to see if the system really had been improved...

  • Why don't Dems question Md.'s flawed health exchange rollout?
    Why don't Dems question Md.'s flawed health exchange rollout?

    Who are Gov. Martin O'Malley and Attorney General Doug Gansler trying to kid? The reason potential litigation over the flawed rollout of Maryland's health exchange is being postponed is the upcoming election. They are deeply afraid of what Noridian is going to claim about Lt. Gov. Anthony...

  • Why is The Sun ignoring Gruber?
    Why is The Sun ignoring Gruber?

    This past week several videos have surfaced showing one of the architects of Obamacare saying it only passed because the American people are stupid and were lied to ("Who are you calling stupid?" Nov. 14). According to Jonathan Gruber, our elected officials lied to us about keeping our...

  • Health exchange officials must work to improve the quality of care
    Health exchange officials must work to improve the quality of care

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness applauds the Easter Seals' recent article encouraging lawmakers to improve health insurance plan benefits for millions of Americans ("Getting what you pay for in the ACA," Nov. 15).

  • Psychiatrists aren't the only ones who provide mental health services
    Psychiatrists aren't the only ones who provide mental health services

    In response to your article concerning the dearth of psychiatrists in the area ("Health reform spotlights shortage in Md. of psychiatrists," Jan. 27), this is true, but you forgot to mention that there are other providers who treat mental health issues. For example, psychologists and social...

  • GOP Congress won't do much
    GOP Congress won't do much

    So now the Republicans have control of the Congress ("Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate," Nov. 5). Yeah! How much do Americans think is going to get done now? The next two years will be spent trying repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Comments
Loading