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Dick Kohler: Benefits of Obamacare

To the Editor:

Ms. Muftic has written several recent columns touting the benefits of Obamacare, and granted, there are some good benefits. However, she and other liberals avoid talking about the associated costs and the future impact on this country’s solvency.

This reminds me of a salesman who is selling a house or car to a financially strapped family. He emphasizes the benefits while ignoring the cost, and the family buys without considering affordability. We’ve seen how this ends for the family following their purchase – FORECLOSURE, REPO, or even BANKRUPTCY.



As a nation in financial trouble (now $15 trillion in debt and borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend each year – before Obamacare is even implemented – we, like the financially strapped family, should be concerned about how we are going to pay for this program. The Congressional Budget Office now estimates the 10-year cost of Obamacare will exceed $1 trillion.

Now that we have “bought” Obamacare, we shouldn’t be rejoicing. We should be having buyer’s remorse. As a nation, we are following in Europe’s footsteps by outspending our budget year after year to provide for entitlements we can’t afford. These countries provide a preview of how this will end for the U.S. – GREECE, ITALY, and SPAIN.



And for liberals who think the solution is to simply “tax the rich,” I would argue they haven’t done the math . None of the current proposals for taxing the rich even come close to paying for the cost of Obamacare, and the Democrats know it. We should all be very afraid.

Dick Kohler

Winter Park


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