Email #13, Subject: 24 million

That’s how many people will lose their health care if you repeal Obamacare. Your Empowering Patients First Act would help some of them, but nowhere near all. And many who don’t lose their insurance will be paying more. Obamacare limits insurers from charging their oldest patients three times more than their youngest. But that provision would vanish under the plan you support. You call that kind of Obamacare provision “heavy government regulation,”  but it’s the kind of regulation we need. You call Obamacare’s exchanges “one size fits all mandates from Washington.” Instead you want two sizes: moderate-priced insurance for the young and healthy, and unregulated expensive insurance for the old and sick.  Do you sincerely believe that’s better?

Chris Gavaler

Author: Chris Gavaler

Chris Gavaler is an assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University where he teaches creative writing, contemporary fiction, and comics. He has published two novels, Pretend I'm Not Here (HarperCollins 2002) and School For Tricksters (Southern Methodist University 2011), and two nonfictions, On the Origin of Superheroes (Iowa University 2015) and Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury forthcoming 2017).

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