To the editor:
Now that Obamacare has been upheld, some elected representatives who opposed it might be shrinking from the challenge of repeal. Why? The answer is career politicians who fear that the reported popularity of some aspects of Obamacare will make voting for repeal dangerous to their lifestyle.
They also murmur, looking suitably pensive, that the legislation is too complex, some of it's already in place, and repeal would be, darn it, just too complicated.
Let's revisit 1982, when the U.S. Dept. of Justice won its antitrust suit against AT&T. Over a century, the Bell System had served customers and shareholders, building a seamless web of reliable telephonic communications, inventing new technologies like the transistor, designing and building impressive communication equipment and, in partnership with non-Bell companies, reaching customers in even the most remote areas. How could this national resource, the envy of the world, with millions of employees and shareholders, be disassembled? Well, it was. And, the break-up released unparalleled market energy. The industry exploded with new products, technology and services.
And I'm supposed to believe that legislation for which thousands of pages of rules have yet to be written can't be repealed?
Vote for Byron Donalds for U.S House D19. He offers a true free-market solution so individuals can choose their own health insurance. Donalds also wants to inject some good old American competition back into the health insurance business by removing restrictions that bar the sale of health insurance across state lines. Choose life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Janice R. Drummond