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Bankole Thompson is misleading his readers in his column, “Obamacare, an inconvenient truth, May 11,” in which he extols Obamacare for saving lives. He cites the example of a 23-year-old woman who was struggling with Lyme’s disease and whose family could not afford insurance until Obamacare came along.

No doubt there are lots of people benefiting from Obamacare, but at what cost?

Nowhere in his column is there any mention of all the suffering millions whose premiums were doubled and tripled or those millions whose deductibles and co-pays are going through the roof to pay for that affordable insurance. This is the problem with all forms of government controlled (socialized) health care: it is based on the principle that the government can brutally sacrifice some people for the unearned benefit of others. This is wrong politically and morally. I want that young lady to know that in a completely unregulated market her pre-existing conditions would be a non-issue and would be covered. That’s what free markets are all about.

Michael Neibel, Roseville

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