Here's an uncomplimentary note to the Answer Man, regarding what I thought was a fine item on lower premiums for some uninsured people under the Affordable Care Act:
Well, I see you are now an expert on health care and the effect of Obamacare! You proudly state "the price is coming down for people who have no insurance and have a pre-existing condition". Premium prices WILL drop by almost 40% on July 1st for these folks. WOW! What a great deal. Let me tell you about the real world of health care. I' m responsible for my own insurance premiums. I don't work for the govt (oh but I actually do but that's another discussion) where I would get free health insurance. I actually write the check to Blue Cross every month. So, what is my annual renewal rate effective July 1st.......I get to pay an additional 18.9%. Do you suppose I could draw the conclusion that I now have the privilege of subsidizing the premium costs for other folks pre-existing conditions? After all, my health care costs are supposed to go down too, right? What this is is an extension of the welfare state. We have food welfare, housing welfare, welfare welfare, and now health care welfare. Answerman, you're in way over your head on this one..leave the politics out of your column, especially when you don't present all sides of an issue. You do a good job of finding out what color that house on 1st avenue was 40 years ago, leave the rest alone!
Regarding the "politics" of health care, that Answer Man item was devoid of political references. It was all about health care and the law of the land, the Affordable Care Act.
I do understand that ACA causes conservatives to grind their teeth.