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The Affordable Care Act...


Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

I’m puzzled by Rep. Greg David’s scorching condemnation of The Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare.” He keeps referring to some chimerical, long suffering 16,000. His opposition flies in the face of the success of the ACA, in spite of some problems that are being worked out. In Minnesota, there are 170,000 enrollees, which is 35,000 more than the target number! 47,000 are private plan enrollees, 34,000 Minnesota care enrollees, and 88,000 Medicaid enrollees. Perhaps the mythical 16,000 Mr. Davids refers to are included in 36,000 who attempted to enroll, but ran into some glitches, which are being worked out. According to Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), as of June 14 the state uninsured population is the lowest in recorded history, thanks to ObamaCare. It has gone from 445,000 to 264,000. Not bad! Of course to negativists like Davids the glass is always half empty. Sure, there are all sorts of horror stories, many fabricated or blown out of proportion. But numbers, statistics, and facts do not lie. Of course, the learned salon from Preston never let facts get in the way of his right wing ideology.

Jerry Grehl

Harmony, MN

Small Government vs. Big Government...

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I would like to extend an invitation to the Readers of the Fillmore County Journal to send “to the Editor” their opinion on the question “What do we mean when we talk about “smaller” government? The Journal provides a forum ..... 
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Ashamed of America’s citizens

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I don’t understand how so much public outcry is simply ignored. No wait, I do understand, it is much simpler to just go on with your routine life and not rock the boat, or to come to terms with the truth. Most people will just ..... 
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Letter about Pieper blast

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, On the day Jon Pieper blasted me for my Obamacare opposition, it was announced that more “errors” caused 16,000 low-income Minnesotans to lose their health insurance. Think about that. For months these folks may have avoided th ..... 
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Time to ‘Pay it forward’...

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Thanks to Karen Reisner for an excellent op-ed, “Time to ‘Pay It Forward,’” I agree with everything she says about climate change, but I believe there is a better way to take action than EPA regulations: A revenue-neutral car ..... 
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Affordable Care Act and MNsure are great for Minnesota...

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Greg David’s recent commentary entitled “MNsure, Obamacare are disastrous for Minnesota” is missing important details and is using incorrect statistics. First let me list the historic changes to the United States’ healthcare ..... 
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In response to Elizabeth Mitchell

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, If you were like many rural Minnesota school districts and were handed more than $200 million, how would you spend it? Would you hire more teachers and school employees, provide the best resources available to our students, or hand ..... 
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The Affordable Care Act is Needed for All

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I read the letter Greg Davids had in the Journal May 26 and I thought to myself, ‘good grief, Greg, isn’t there something you can be positive about?’ It appeared that you cherry-picked whatever negative you could find in th ..... 
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In response to Dennis DeKeyrel & Jerry Grehl ...

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Dennis DeKeyrel’s and Jerry Grehl’s recent comments about State Representative Greg Davids were outrageous and appalling. Representative Davids has spent the past 30 years helping area residents acquire health insurance. Spreadin ..... 
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