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Johnson should help shore up programs

August 18, 2013

To the editor: U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, met with local Republicans and they didn’t like the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Mr....

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Rsimpson43952

Aug-27-13 12:34 AM

eye without first making sure our own eye is clean so what happened to that mentality?

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Rsimpson43952

Aug-27-13 12:33 AM

their savings accounts of completely to pay for medical care that they need but is still not able to pay for it and to have the hospital refuse to operate because there isn't enough money? Insurance companies would be able to offer lower rates if hospitals charged reasonable prices for their services. Insurance companies are rung through the ringer on a daily bases, they have to charge the high rates to be able to pay hospitals and other medical providers. Reign in the greedy hospitals' pricing and watch the insurance rates fall. Insurance companies are not able to offer lower prices as long as the cost of health care is so high. This is not rocket science, it's common sense. Instead of democrats constantly and continually pointing the finger at Republicans basically saying "I didn't do it, they did it." why don't they actually do something productive? OR is it better to remain popular and cause controversy? The bible says we shouldn't point out the speck in our brother's ey

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Rsimpson43952

Aug-27-13 12:19 AM

Yes, Johnson does represent everyone and I, as well as everyone I know, want him to vote to repel Obamacare each and every chance he gets. We do need healthcare for all but each state should take care of their citizen's needs. There are commonalities in healthcare needs specific to different regions of the country. The individual states would be best to write and enforce the regulations and to fund the program. Federally the government can give so much to each state depending upon how much of a deficit there is between tax revenue and costs occurred. In actuality what needs to be done is hospitals and other medical entities need to be reigned in. Hospitals overcharge for everything and not just by a little. I mean more like 200-300% more than what it actually costs to buy. I understand making a profit and a hospital is a business however it isn't right to basically pillage someone's savings because they ridiculously overcharge for everything. How often have we heard of someone wiping

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Hagrid

Aug-26-13 11:55 AM

Obamacare has already caused higher health insurance premiums, forcing businesses to change full time workers to part time, stifled job growth in general, and forced some companies, such as UPS, to drop health care coverage for the spouses of full time workers, and many doctors to just drop out.

And it hasn’t even gone into affect yet.

Can you imagine what more is to come? Adding millions of folks to the health care system, with the number of doctors going down. Panels that will decide what treatments you will receive, not you and your doctor.

Just look at how well the government has managed Social Security and Medicare if you want to see the future of Obamacare.

Wake UP America!

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Moteman

Aug-25-13 2:02 PM

TYPICAL LIBERALS. They are the only ones that matter it doesn't count that the majority of people in the district didn't want obunglercare.

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bKnees

Aug-19-13 3:30 PM

Well said Rev. Haseltine! It is so frustrating! Just think where we'd be if all that wasted time and effort had been put toward improvements instead of a silly appendage measuring contest.

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Moteman

Aug-18-13 11:17 AM

Sue Haseltine you are right Johnson does represent all of the citizens in this district, not just the Republicans.We are also a Democratic Republic where majority rule is how it works. In our district the people were overwhelmingly against obumercare. Wilson didn't care what the people wanted and voted for it anyway and hence he was defeated, TWICE. The majority spoke and Bill Johnson is doing what the majority wants.

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