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Thank you, president

December 13, 2013

Like millions of other Americans, we purchase our own health insurance through a private insurance carrier. We were never happy with the benefits we received for the price we had to pay....

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Tgrammiex4

Dec-13-13 5:19 AM

Who paid for this ad? Why is it in LTEs?

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sideliner

Dec-13-13 5:52 AM

Wow! It is refreshing to see a LTE that is not bashing the current administration, particularly with complaints on the ACA.

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Ritty77

Dec-13-13 5:56 AM

And that smile! And those abs!

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Don521

Dec-13-13 5:57 AM

It is amazing that Obamacare is as good as it is considering how many times the Republicans have tried to repeal, it even though it has been law for three years, and fight it every step of the way. It is an attempt to at the very least to help people. The people who are angry about their two hundred dollar a month health insurance, really did not have anything if they really had a health issue. The insurance companies knew that and so did the president. You are a brave one to write a letter like that in the climate these commentators on here have produced. If Obamacare succeeds, it will be forever linked to the president and the Democrats and that angers the already frustrated. Kudos to you!

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VinceKnauff

Dec-13-13 5:59 AM

Why didn't you tell us what insurance carrier you are with? The convenient lack of specifics makes verification impossible.

And if you were so dissatisfied with your policy before, why didn't you do something about it earlier? Why did it take the force of government to make you look for better deals?

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Premier

Dec-13-13 6:00 AM

Come back in 1 year and let us know if it's still working for you. Don't forget the tens of millions of young people that need to sign up for this to work. These are the people who need to sign up to provide your lower premiums and other benefits you mentioned.

And the cost to them will be astronomical so don't thank the President, thank them if it works.

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DeanWormer

Dec-13-13 6:12 AM

Finally, a positive post! Thank you! By the way, you don't hear many complaints about Medicare or grumbling from retired veterans about their (virtually) free government-provided VA health care. I'm an honorably discharged veteran, but don't have the time in service to qualify, unfortunately.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-13-13 6:15 AM

It is interesting that after meeting with liberal bloggers, we see letters like this being printed in papers all across the country.

AstroTurf

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eriklatranyi

Dec-13-13 6:25 AM

The Zygmunts are major recipients of federal assistance, including farm subsidies and other federal monies.

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TARGETOFFORCEDPOOLING

Dec-13-13 6:28 AM

I also just got insurance through the healthcare exchange. My premiums and deductible are less than half what I had been paying. I too thank the president for this much needed legislation.

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CaveFelem

Dec-13-13 6:36 AM

I would love to know what company and which plan they purchased! I get health insurance through my employer, and it went up again, along with no cost of living increases or merit increases.

I looked on the government website, but couldn't find a plan that provided the same coverage as my employer plan for less money than I'm paying at work. I also looked through the various flyers that have been coming from Geisinger and BCBS of NEPA.

Whatever plan they choose, I hope they weren't lured in by low rates, and understand that there are deductibles and co insurance amounts that have to be met-.

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Garben78

Dec-13-13 6:57 AM

This letter is total smoke blowed up the anal sac I want to hear back from the LTE when the time arrives they need to see a specialist as I'll bet the piggy bank they will be whistling a sour note

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Garben78

Dec-13-13 7:00 AM

To answer you Vince why they didn't seek past help in getting lower premiums the answer is simple the government didn't tell them to this is your typical I can't do nothing for myself government addicted citizen free cookies anyone?

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wwhickok

Dec-13-13 7:17 AM

Obama is a moron and so is every single person that was stupid enough to vote him into a second term. What did you expect? If you voted for him, stop your whining.

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gavinf56

Dec-13-13 7:35 AM

It is entirely possible that the letter writer is one of the few individuals who were to benefit from the ACA. I would suspect there is more to this story than is being told to us in this letter, i.e. Some sort of preexisting condition.

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leaningright

Dec-13-13 7:37 AM

It was reported yesterday that for every person that has sucessfully signed up in Washington State it cost the TAXPAYERS $14000.00 DOLLARS A PERSON, Very effective, good job President Obama.

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rick424

Dec-13-13 7:40 AM

This is a great letter. There will be many more like this in the future. That alone scares the right as they fear this will be successful, and it will. Next step will be universal health care. Excellent post Don521.

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Capricorn1

Dec-13-13 7:49 AM

By the way, you don't hear many complaints about Medicare or grumbling from retired veterans about their (virtually) free government-provided VA health care. -DeanWormer

You obviously haven't been reading the news regarding the massive cuts to military spending to include veterans benefits and healthcare. Military spending is always the first stop when congress needs to make cuts and it's the men and women in uniform and our veterans that pay the price. Oh and by the way, Tricare prime has been canceled for veterans in this area. Personally I'm a retired vet and I have to travel to Wilkes Barre for anything more than a physical. Veterans care was appalling before news media brought the conditions to light and two wars forced them to make improvements. And they still have a long way to go but projected cuts are going to hamper any progress.

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leaningright

Dec-13-13 7:50 AM

Disagree all you want, facts are facts. I need to see a few million more of this type of letter before I would believe for one second that this law is of any good for the masses.

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rmiller

Dec-13-13 7:56 AM

Wow, what kind of eggnog are they drinking?

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CMReeder

Dec-13-13 7:59 AM

Great letter!

The right is beside themselves with revulsion.

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CMReeder

Dec-13-13 8:00 AM

Eggnog is far superior to the bitter poison bill the right swallows every day.

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leaningright

Dec-13-13 8:02 AM

Krauthammer and Carson for 2016. Bring Hillary on. She will look like a mental midget compared to them.

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Capricorn1

Dec-13-13 8:05 AM

Come back in 1 year and let us know if it's still working for you. Don't forget the tens of millions of young people that need to sign up for this to work. These are the people who need to sign up to provide your lower premiums and other benefits you mentioned. -Premier

Exactly and according to reports, including the Huffington Post, enrollment of young people is extremely low.

"If it becomes a trend, that could lead to increases in insurance premiums and deductibles next year. Along with the paltry enrollment numbers released this week, officials in a handful of states said those who had managed to sign up were generally older people with medical problems — those with the greatest incentives to get coverage" -HuffPo

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spike2

Dec-13-13 8:08 AM

Isn't this just a big bummer. Someone is happy. Second, the price is small if I pay $1400.00 over 40+ working years for individuals to have healthcare. I have already given more to United Way under automatic deduction. I have given more to charity of choice. I really prefer my neighbors are healthy. i prefer the kids in school with my grand kids are healthy. I prefer people get treatment before they need an admission they can not pay for. FYI that is about 1 cent per day during your 40 working years.

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