Dear Editor:

The repeal on the Affordable Care Act, or better known as Obamacare, has been a controversial and widely discussed topic around the country. Ever since the bill was voted on and then signed into law on March 23, 2010(Obamacarefacts.com) the American population’s feelings have been anything but agreed upon when it comes to Obamacare. The media has seemed to present a two-sided argument that the average American is either strongly for or strongly against Obamacare. While it is congress and the president’s job to make laws, acts and bills, are they really thinking about the middle class, hardworking citizens of America that come from towns such as mine? I think not. Are the representing us correctly up in the White House? Once again, I think not.

First off, I will personally say I am neither against nor in support of what Obama had intended to create with the Affordable Care Act seven years ago. (Obamacarefacts.com) I understand the need for healthcare is incredibly high, but is it not my right to choose if or when I have healthcare? Obama’s idea was pointing in the right direction but was far from where “X marks the spot.” It stopped companies from dropping you from your insurance plan and stopped them from denying you coverage but what about all the other benefits? There were and are a lot of holes in what he and all the Democrats thought was a bullet proof plan to solve all our healthcare needs. Now, not only can I not choose when and where I get healthcare I am now forced to have it my rates have been increased beyond what is affordable for the average middle class citizen. Once again, we are left behind in the minds of the greedy and rich who compulsively lie for a living.

It is a lose, lose situation for those who are unable to afford healthcare. If they aren’t covered by health insurance, because it is just too costly, they then have to pay a fine while filing their taxes, anyways. This forced upon health insurance is just another way for big business and the government to force our money from us to make their pockets fatter. The positives of Obamacare cannot seem to outweigh the cost the insurance companies are forcing us to pay because the government is forcing me to have health insurance. I feel as if this is an Act that had nothing but good intentions but is now costing us more than we can afford.

Thank you for your time,

Sierra Sullivan

Riceville, Iowa 50466

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