Previous thoughts wrong

To U.S. Sen.?Charles Schumer, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Bill Owens:

Thank you for taking the time to respond with you views on the Democratic Party’s Affordable Care Act. Since I am sure you believe everything you expressed to me, and I know you would not lie, I would ask you to accept my apology for being wrong in my previous thoughts.

My previous views about the DPACA:

  • It was not constitutional.
  • It would force people off employer-provided health insurance.
  • Employers would reduce the number of hours for their employees.
  • Employers would not continue to offer family plan insurance.
  • “300 million” people would not keep, without changes, their existing affordable insurance.
  • “30 million” uninsured people would not all get affordable insurance.
  • That the general welfare represented every state and territory in the Union of the States.
  • All people would not be treated equally under the regulations of this law.
  • If we needed help with government health panels, we could go to court for redress as we now can with private insurance judgments.
  • Congress could only “lay and collect taxes to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States.”
  • The privacy of doctor-patient confidentiality would not be protected.
  • The number of doctors, nurses and medical choices would decrease.
  • Half the funding of the DPACA is derived by reducing Medicare programs and would reduce the care Medicare recipients now receive.
  • Expanding Medicaid to cover the previously uninsured would raise premiums for people with private insurance.
  • ?The yearly reduction of health care cuts, prior to this law, would increase each year.

Once again, I apologize for my previous thinking and thank you for your great work in supporting the people of New York and the 21st Congressional District.

May we all share equally in this great law that you support so well.

WILLIAM HUNT

Johnstown