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Letter: Affordable Care Act produces savings

I recently contacted Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer regarding the Affordable Care Act.

I explained to them that my wife is a juvenile diabetic and could not obtain health insurance, other than with CHAND, the Comprehensive Health Association of North Dakota – a high-risk insurance.

Her monthly premium was $1,040 a month with $3,000 out-of-pocket expense. She is now insured with Obamacare, which Republicans call it. Her premium is now $465 a month with $1,900 out of pocket. A savings of $8,000 a year. I asked them what’s wrong with this.

I received an answer from Congressman Cramer. It was the same old song and dance with smoke and mirrors that I expected. Without mentioning the $8,000 a year in savings, his solution is to make it possible to purchase insurance across state lines to create more competition, and to give a tax credit to start a health savings account. (Yeah, right.) Same old Republican rhetoric.

Wake up, non-believes. The Affordable Care Act is just about as good as Medicare. And we seniors love Medicare.

Wes Eisemann,