Sunday a Mr. Edwards wrote this open letter in the Wichita paper:
The Affordable Care Act went into effect on Jan 1, 2011, for those of us who are seniors and on Medicare, I, for one, like it.
I am now eligible for a new yearly wellness exam with my doctor. My prostate cancer screenings and diabetes screening tests are now covered. My wife's pap tests and mammograms are now covered, as well as her recent colonoscopy. Our flu shots are now covered. We have not seen any dramatic changes in our insurance premiums. We still have the same doctors we have had for the past 38 years.
I reached the Medicare Part D prescription gap (the doughnut hole) in April, but thanks to Obamacare the gap is being closed. It saved me $1,316 in July and will same me the same amount in October.
Why in the world would I want to repeal Obamacare or defund it? Why would I want to go backward? Why would I want to start all over again, particularly with our current do nothing Congress? It took us 50 years to get this far. Unfortunately, a lot of seniors do not realize that they have been benefiting from Obamacare for the past two years.