Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

November 21, 2013

Obamacare originated from GOP

— — Opponents of the Affordable Health Care law call it socialism but it is not. They are quick to point out every real or imagined flaw but offer no solution to fix an already broken health care delivery system.

The law itself originated from the Conservation Heritage Foundation as an alternative to Hillary Care. It is market based with help for those who previously were unable to obtain health insurance. The greatest fear that the opponents have is that once implemented the law will become popular like Social Security and Medicare.

Without the individual mandate, the law would not work. It works much like Social Security.

Opponents will go to any length including shutting down the government and worse, bringing the world economy to the brink to prove their ideological point.

Pierce L. Williams

Grundy, Va.

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