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Finally, The Sun tells the full story about Obamacare

Lisa Eimer, 35, is concerned about the current health insurance policies as well as what is happening in Congress since she has seen her health care costs soar since she first signed up with an Obamacare policy in 2014. (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun video)

Finally, the Baltimore Sun published an excellent front page article describing the reality of some aspects of Obamacare that are causing hardship for state residents who must purchase individual or family insurance on their own through the Obama care health care exchanges ("Health care debate a source of anxiety for state's Obamacare enrollees," July 28). They have been faced with rapid increases in monthly premiums and less choice of plans and providers. The article presented personal stories of individuals struggling to work in the Obamacare system. Due to exceeding a certain income, these people do not qualify for the government subsidies (from our tax dollars). If we are not in this situation, many of us know families or neighbors who are.

It is pleasant and easy to talk about aspects of this government-controlled health care that dictate longer coverage for children, coverage for those with pre-existing conditions and increased Medicaid funding for the states, allowing more people on this entitlement program. These are the main aspects that make most news stories. However, there are lots of adverse consequences of this increased government controlled approach to health care, and the individual market insurance coverage is a major one. Good for The Sun to bring this out.

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Bill Ritzel, Forest Hill

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