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Topic: ACA

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August 27, 2014 at 7:13 AM

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler opposes Affordable Care Act despite daughter’s medical needs

Congresswoman’s vote against the act is selfish Reading the article about Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s child, Abigail, left me with mixed feelings [“Lawmaker’s child beat the odds,” NWSunday, Aug. 24]. On one hand I felt happiness that the child has a chance for a healthy life, but on the other hand how could her mother…

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October 6, 2013 at 7:04 AM

New health care not affordable

Go broke or break the law? Mr. President, twice the cost for half of the coverage. Is that affordable care? [“A user’s guide: 20 things to know about the Affordable Care Act,” Section J, Sept. 22]. Today Mr. President, I learned from Group Health Cooperative, my insurance provider in Washington state, that my HSA Insurance plan(premium $323…

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October 4, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Health care

America should focus on its own disadvantaged Dear Sen. Paul and Rep. Reichert: We have known for decades that the U.S. health-care system leaves tens of millions of Americans uninsured. At the same time, Canada and most if not all European countries have systems in place which provide care to all their citizens at half the cost of care in…

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October 4, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Affordable Care Act increases rates for some

Quotes for new policies see some plans double in rate I am a 59-year-old male in good health. [“While political war rages, historic part of health law starts,” page one, Oct. 1.] I have a family of five and currently have a high deductible health plan in conjunction with a Health Savings Account. I just received quotations…

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September 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Affordable Care Act

Reassurance for young adults Now that the House of Representatives has voted for the 40th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), I want to point out the devastating effects this action would have on my family and families across the United States. [“Insuring health: Navigating your way through the Affordable Care Act,” Section…

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