|To the editor:
President Obama is presenting another proposal following another likewise rejected American national health care plan.
May I propose that President Obama and all liberal Democrats on Capitol Hill review the state of New York's plan that is a comparative plan to Obamacare? It, too, is an appallingly luxuriously priced and failed health care system. According to the Los Angeles Times (Noam N. Levy, Feb. 21, 2010), the state of New York has already tried some of the issues as proposed by Obamacare, and Capitol Hill Democrats.
The report in part states, "Two decades ago, New York passed a law requiring insurers to accept all applicants, even those with pre-existing conditions. Now, premiums in the state are the highest in the nation by some estimates."
Further, Levy asserts, "Since 2001, the average premiums for a health plan on the individual market in New York has nearly tripled, according to the state Insurance Department. In some counties, it is impossible to buy an individual plan for less than $12,000 a year."
On this issue, it appears factual that President Obama is manipulating the established evidence. Obama has no knowledge as to the price tag of Obamacare by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), yet demanding Americans to buy his proposed product. Uh! Uh! Uh! How sad! How egotistical are Obama's and Capitol Hill Democrats' political demands?
New Yorkers should be permitted to purchase and indulge for their own selected plans, as they choose. Polls show a large majority of Americans continue to say 'NO' to Obamacare plans. Why does this continuous burning issue continue to blaze? When will President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats awaken to the voices of Americans?
President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats should not be compelling American taxpayers to suffer the irritation of a tried and failed national health care plan by cramming Obamacare "down our throats," into our pocketbooks and/or bank accounts.
Oscar Y. Harward, Monroe, NC