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5th Circuit won’t judge Obamacare’s worth, only its legality

5th Circuit won’t judge Obamacare’s worth, only its legality
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2015, file photo, a man walks in front of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The fate of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, and its coverage and insurance protections for millions of Americans, is again being argued before a panel of judges _ this time a federal appeals court in New Orleans, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File) (Jonathan Bachman / AP)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th circuit will have no role in deciding whether Obamacare coverage is good or bad or needed (“Can Obamacare survive a real death panel?” July 9). It can only decide if the mandated “fine” or tax is constitutional.

So all the discussion about the promised benefits is irrelevant. Most of the defenders of forcing all Americans to submit to Obamacare coverage seem now to prefer to force all Americans into “Medicare for all.”

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Politicians always want all of us to obey and submit to what they claim is good for us.

Richard E. Ralston, Newport Beach, Calif.

The writer is executive director of Americans for Free Choice in Medicine.

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