Throughout the many months of building support for and ratifying the Affordable Care Act, many Republicans chose to relabel the act as Obamacare. Now the time has come for states to create markets and mechanisms to implement the law on a state-by-state basis.
Some governors have moved forward to expedite this system. Others are in full resistance, insisting they will not implement the law in their state. It is evident that for some of the resisters, the very name they themselves have given the law -- Obama-care -- is what they are resisting.
So let me make a suggestion: Why don't each of the reluctant governors simply rename the act with a name of their liking -- say, Corbettcare, Brewercare or Perrycare. I feel confident that our capable president would gladly sacrifice his name attached to the law in exchange for its implementation since it has been passed by Congress, signed by the chief executive and determined constitutional by the Supreme Court.
After all, the purpose of this law is to enable all Americans access to affordable health care, be they poor, disabled, very young or very old and regardless of where they live -- Pennsylvania, Arizona or Texas. Let's just get it done.
NANCY E. WELLS