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Health care and Congressman Smith | Federal Way letters

An open letter to U.S. Congressman Adam Smith (D-District 8),

I am writing this letter in the newspaper because I have zero evidence that you even read one of the letters I sent to you prior to passing the unconstitutional health care reform act. I only received form letters in reply.

1. There is no right to health care. None of the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights places obligations upon others. We all have free speech; however, nobody is required to listen. I exercised my right to freedom of the press by writing to you and you exercised your right to not read what I wrote.

2. Six insurance companies in Massachusetts are suing the state because they were denied rate increases, which will cause them to lose millions of dollars this year. This is unsustainable.

Massachusetts is about five years ahead of Obamacare. Health care will bankrupt the insurance industry first, and the nation second.

Three hundred years ago, there was no such thing as competent health care. In just a few short years Obamacare, will become the first self-destructing right because we will be right back where we were 300 years ago — no health care at all.

Between the SCHP program, Medicaid, hospital emergency rooms and charities, almost 100 percent of the uninsured have access to at least critical medical care. There was no need for this massive job killing, budget busting power grab.

Paul R. Stone, Federal Way

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