Letter: What's Plan B?

Why are some people so happy to see the government struggle with the initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act?

They continually complain about the 1.5 million to 5 million insurance policies that could be canceled, by the insurance companies, not the administration, and never seem to mention the 45 million to 50 million who will now be able to get insurance for the first time.

They complain about rates; in the same paragraph they say they cannot get through to get rates. (House Speaker John Boehner did.)

They complain about the ACA, but are on Medicare or some other private insurance and are not even affected.

Meanwhile, what is Plan B? Do these same complainers suggest we go back to the predatory and discriminatory policies of big-profit insurance companies before the ACA?

Republicans have long been opposed to a national health care plan, but the fact is the ACA is here and it is here to stay. Even many Republicans want to keep many parts of the ACA. That should be a start to make it better.

It took 30 years to get a national health care plan. The process now is a marathon, not a sprint. This isn’t a TV show and problems don’t always get solved on in hour.

Be patient and positive; it will all work out. If not this month, then the next or the month after that.

And it will all be worth it.

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