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Bravo, bravo to the letter explaining the truth about the Affordable Care Act (Voice of the People, Dec. 30). The law has already helped millions of people with its provision providing for preventative health care.

By making it illegal for insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, millions more have been able to obtain health insurance.

For those who are bothered by a large federal program interfering in their lives, these same people aren’t bothered by participating in Social Security or Medicare.

We are a nation that was founded on helping others, particularly those not as fortunate. Our agricultural-based economy has given us many advantages over others in our country.

We have grown wealthy on federal subsidies, yet the farm bill is being held up in Congress largely because Republicans want to drastically cut the food stamp program. I guess if less fortunate people die because of the lack of affordable health care you wouldn’t have to provide food assistance, either.

Everyone in this country deserves a chance at life, liberty and justice. As a society, we need to take care of each other — I believe that’s in the Bible.

When Jesus provided food and care for his followers, he didn’t pick and choose who got food and who didn’t. Lucky for the lepers he healed, he didn’t deny them care for having a pre-existing condition.

Martin Miller
Hastings



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