Wes Eisenmann, Mandan, N.D., Published March 15 2014
Letter: Same song, dance from Kevin CramerI recently contacted Sen. John Hoeven, R.-N.D. and Congressman Kevin Cramer, R.-N.D. 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 Comprehensive Health Association of North Dakota, high risk insurance.
Her monthly premium was $1,040 a month with $3,000 out-of-pocket expense. She is now insured with Obamacare, which Republicans call it. Her premium is now $465 a month with $1,900 out-of-pocket, 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 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. Same old Republican rhetoric.
Wake up non-believers. The Affordable Care Act is just about as good as Medicare, and we seniors love Medicare.