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September 25, 2013 at 7:05 AM

The Affordable Care Act

Self responsibility

First, let me say that I believe that The Times did a wonderful job of explaining the Affordable Care Act. [“Insuring health: Navigating your way through the Affordable Care Act,” Section J, Sept. 22.]

With today’s political parties playing fast and loose with the facts, your insert was absolutely necessary.

To the Army veteran, now student, who is skeptical of Obamacare, I would say: OK, this is your choice to make. I defend your right to do so.

But I would call a screeching halt when he states that he will deal with the consequences if he gets in an accident or something.

Once he is 27, and possibly earning little or no money (especially if he is still in school), who is going to pay his bill when he shows up at the emergency room?

One of the key benefits of the Affordable Care Act is that people without insurance now, can get insurance. Thus, the rest of us should not have to pay for uninsured people going to the emergency room.

Alan Zelt, Kenmore

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