The health law is necessary for fair treatment

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I read or hear daily the negative remarks about the Affordable Care Act. I agree that the government health care website should have been ready by Oct. 1. The fact is they are now bringing in the best tech people to work out the glitches and get this system operational.

I realize the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, but I can say that it is well overdue and many parts of it are absolutely necessary. The people who say let's start over and repeal it must be those who have never been turned away for medical care due to uninsured status. Many of the uninsured don't want a government handout but want to be treated fairly by the insurance industry, which they have not.

My brother was one of those people who wanted to pay his way and would have been thrilled to go on the site every day until he could get through to purchase an affordable policy, but that day was not to come for him. I still shed a tear for him and what he went through, knowing his life would probably end before long because he could not get the medical care he needed.

However, due to the Affordable Care Act, there is hope that others won't have the same fate as he did. I just wish my brother could have seen this day.

ANN STANTON
Baden


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