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Letters to the editor: Stand Up for Health Care

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By Rebecca Gray Price


In Florida, Judge Rodger Vinson has inserted his personal, political views into public Policy declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

Judge Vinson's ruling flies in the face of 14 other decisions, contradicts decades of legal precedent, and could jeopardize the health care security of families across the country. And while we're confident the ruling will be overturned on appeal, that won't stop opponents from fighting tooth and nail to take away our health care rights.

Thanks to our new health care law, Americans will finally be able to get the care they need, when they need it, and insurance companies will finally be held accountable for putting profits before people.

Judge Vinson's ruling is radical judicial activism, if it is allowed to stand, it would have devastating consequences for America's families.

Children with pre-existing conditions would once again be denied access to Health care.

Insurers could take away health coverage and reinstate lifetime limits on coverage. Small businesses would once again be priced out of the market, and seniors would lose access to no-cost preventive service and would no longer get help with the cost of prescription drugs.

What's worse? Insurance companies could continue to arbitrarily jack up premiums, all while using more and more of our money to line CEO's pockets instead of spending it on our actual health care.

There is too much at stake to let opponents put their politics before the health care that people need.

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