Re: “Repeal could leave 129 million without coverage: HHS” (ModernHealthcare.com, Jan. 18): Absolute junk. Worst lies yet from the administration. Almost none of those 129 million people are currently uninsured, they have coverage through work and existing individual policies, and the law is making it harder for companies to continue to offer coverage, not easier.
Healthcare economistBlue Cross and Blue Shield of LouisianaBaton Rouge, La.
The numbers cited in your story are contrived by HHS to get the public to believe Obamacare is a good thing. Why don't you publish the diagram done by the judicial committee that took 4½ months to complete showing Obamacare for what it really is: A very bad bill that will cost Americans more for healthcare in the future.
PresidentThe Barend AgencyLas Vegas
I hope John Boehner reads this story! But he really doesn't care about healthcare delivery as a function of an advanced, progressive and compassionate society. He cares about healthcare delivery as a business.
Ann C. Dickerson
JohnstonWells Public RelationsDenver
Hogwash! This is sensationalism at its worst.
Finance departmentGilbert (Ariz.) Hospital
That's bunk! Fear tactics from the utopian crowd. This is an utterly absurd claim. Outrageous!
CEOKindred HospitalSan Antonio
I think we should review what makes up this 129 million number. Previously, the 40 million to 50 million mentioned folks that did not have healthcare insurance was a composite of numbers that did include some that should not have been mentioned in that context. The roughly 15 million who could afford healthcare insurance and refused it is one example. The 10 million to 12 million illegal immigrants would be another example.
Now they are saying 129 million would lose coverage. The question is how many of these truly would be allowed insurance if the bill stays and how many may already have insurance that just want to change carriers?
We need to examine the whole picture and quit throwing out numbers without the whole story being told.
TQM SystemsBaton Rouge, La.
How can a group of very rich congressmen/women (with free healthcare) even consider taking healthcare away from 129 million Americans?
How inhumane and un-American!
Kenneth W. Adams
Pharmacy managerSeattle Children's Home Care Services
I fall into one of these categories and I still believe that socialism is not going to help me nor save me from the pitfalls of the insurance world.
The government has no place in our private lives, and as soon as you give up that freedom for their protection, you put yourself at their mercy.
They (the government at large) do not know you or care about you. But they will use you to get what they want. Power and money. They will use your sympathies to get you to play into their power play. They will use you and your innate goodness to get you to agree with them so they can pass or keep a bill that will ultimately destroy our healthcare as we know it. And it will not bring you what you expect.
The Republicans have it right in trying to repeal this law.
Administrative assistantInstaCode InstituteDammeron Valley, Utah