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Sarah Pleth: About ACA, socialism and Social Security

May 8, 2018

Editor:

As you know, since March 2010, the federal government passed insurance laws that affected all insurance companies and health care providers for everyone in the United States.

The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” and the “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act’’ were presented to all Americans as a security of medical coverage, which turned out to be one lie after another. Did you not hear about the sister act called “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010?” This is an additional Medicare tax of 3.8 percent that is applied to unearned income.

Employers are still greatly affected by the passing of this mandated medical scheme.

This is what socialism does. Socialism means that the government takes over every facet of your life including health, education, jobs, foods and more. This is the affordable healthcare the government has forced on us and they have done a masterful job. Ten percent of the people do not have anything and are too poor to buy anything, and are the most grateful for what the government gives them for free. The poor definitely need help for their unfortunate situation, and I do give generously to those in need of food or clothing. But why change everything for the few that need it the most when there was always Medicaid? There are smoke screens in every page of these acts, and they must be repealed at once. How about it, Sen. John McCain? More and more people are dropping the mandatory ACA coverage. The federal government has paid 100 percent of the cost of Medicaid eligibility expansion in 2014, 2015, and 2016; 95 percent in 2017, 94 percent in 2018, 93 percent in 2019, and 90 percent in 2020 and all subsequent years. The ACA and Medicaid seem to be synonymous.

Insurance companies must spend at least 80-85 percent of premium dollars on health costs. Is 15 percent of income to the insurance companies enough to pay taxes and provide income to employees? No, jobs were lost.

President Trump is correct in pushing for repeal. Do you understand this now, Sen. McCain?

Sarah Pleth

Kingman