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September 8, 2013 at 7:12 AM
We’re fed up after reading about the government health plan and its effects on immigrants. [“How will immigrants fare under Obamacare? It’s complicated,” page one, Sept. 5.]
We are ready to turn Republican, and we’re sure many taxpaying U.S. citizens and others with a right to be here are as well.
Can someone please explain to us why illegals (now called “undocumented” in politically correct speech) should receive any free or reduced-cost health care from our already overburdened system?
Hardworking Americans with insurance pay yearly deductibles, co-pays, etc., and frequently go into debt to pay for their care. It isn’t free.
If the American people had been allowed to vote on the so-called ‘Obamacare’ law for health-care reform, it would never have passed.
Gayle and Robert Krona, Seattle
July 12, 2013 at 4:19 PM
Report was unbalanced
In another partial-truth argument that favors the status of undocumented immigrants who pay a large share of the tax revenue, I would note that there is no mention of corresponding costs associated with supporting this group. [“Undocumented immigrants a big source of taxes,” News, July 12.]
I would hope that a balanced review would include services such as subsidized housing and health or social services such as food stamps, public education, a police and firefighting force, and all the costs that support these additional public services.
It’s frustrating and sad that the public and media discourse on this issue and many others are often based on one-sided arguments that willfully ignore the other side.
Norman Grossman, Bellingham
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