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How to fix Obamacare? Only single-payer will do the job

I don't know how The Baltimore Sun prioritizes front page articles, but health care always seems to be on the front page. The Republicans should feel very good for themselves for passing their health care bill, especially since Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey authored an amendment to the bill to exempt members of Congress and their staff from the very changes they impose on the public.

Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, required Americans who qualified for the individual market, even members of Congress, to obtain health insurance through the exchanges, emphasizing that if the coverage of the ACA was good enough for those who couldn't get coverage through their employers, it should be good enough for their representatives.

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The outrageous increase proposed by major health insurance companies has to do with the failure of the Republicans to fund a pool of money to help protect the insurance companies from extreme enrollment of high risk enrollees ("Republicans' fingerprints are all over Obamacare premium increases," May 5). The most recent example of the wrongness imposed by the Republicans was revealed in the monologue given by Jimmy Kimmel concerning his newborn son. It's a video that everyone should watch.

The only solution to health care is the single-payer system. Anything less is immoral. But it requires a government that works for the people and not just their self-interest.

Regina Minniss, Baltimore

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