No website issues

Finally, a rational piece about Obamacare in the press (Voice of the People, Dec. 30).

Chris Johnson pointed out that “Obamacare is a health insurance program. It is not a website.” That was so nice to hear after all of the out-of-breath reporting from the media.

Millions of people are in the same situation as Johnson and are using the website or the phone or mail or insurance agents to finally get affordable health insurance.

My son who lives in Georgia is considering going from a contract position with a company to an employee status with benefits.

Two weeks ago, we were talking on the phone and were able to get on the website for Obamacare and run several scenarios under Obamacare for his family and compare that to his current insurance and health insurance as an employee and make a quick decision.

We had no problems with the website and this was on a Sunday afternoon. The whole process took under an hour. Seems like only tragedy and gotcha stories sell in the media.

The fact that 48 million Americans will have an opportunity to buy affordable health insurance, many for the first time in their lives, doesn’t attract eyes to our 24/7 media, so it’s avoided by the talking heads.

Too bad — we need a real press if this country is going to thrive.

Thank you, Chris Johnson, for a well-written and honest piece about Obamacare.

Bert Petersen

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