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BREAKING NEWS

Health care law changes

Wes Eisenmann, Mandan

I recently contacted Sen. John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer regarding the Affordable Care Act.

I explained to them that my wife is a juvenile diabetic and could not obtain health insurance, other than with Chand, a comprehensive health association of North Dakota. It is a high-risk insurance.

Her monthly premium was $1,040 a month with $3,000 out-of-pocket expense. She is now insured with Obama Care, which Republicans call it. Her premium is now $465 a month with $1,900 out of pocket. This is a savings of $8,000 a year. I asked them what is wrong with this?

I received an answer from Cramer. It was the same old song and dance with smoke and mirrors that I expected. Without mentioning the $8,000 a year savings, his solution is to make it possible to purchase insurance across state lines to create more competition, and to give a tax credit to start a health savings account. Yeah, right. Same old Republican rhetoric.

Wake up non-believers; the Affordable Care Act is just about as good as Medicare, and we seniors love Medicare.