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The Affordable Care Act

Many forget that the reason for the Affordable Care Act was due to the large number of uninsured and this helped drive up the cost of health insurance for everyone else.  To eliminate the program at this point would again leave many without insurance who need health care – including children and veterans.

My biggest concern is that the Act might be being undermined with all of the delays in implementation.  The insurance companies have a captive audience, lessening the need to keep prices low, and employers, a major negotiator, are being excused from participation.  To be successful, it must be fully implemented.  I will not allow these delays to become a permanent situation or for increased insurance company profits to be shouldered by individuals.