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MnSure & Obamacare...


Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

In a political ad in the June 9 edition of the Journal, Rep. Davids gives his version of the facts on MnSure and Obamacare. Here are some others that he might what to consider.

As of June 1, MnSure and the University of Minnesota are reporting that between September 30, 2013, and May 1, 2014, the number of uninsured Minnesotans fell by slightly more than 40 percent. There are now an estimated 180,500 more Minnesotans who are insured.

This represents the lowest rate of uninsured since records have been kept.

To date, 236,745 Minnesotans have enrolled in quality, affordable coverage through MnSure. 136,303 are enrolled in Medical Assistance, 48,942 in MinnesotaCare and 51,500 in a Qualified Health Plan.

Among those now covered are certainly some of those Rep. Davids claims lost their coverage because of Obamacare. First, it is more accurate to say that these people’s policies were discontinued because they did not meet the Obamacare standards. Second, a better estimate based actual insurance industry numbers is 140,000. The 280,000, that he reports, is actually the estimate of Minnesotans who, at the time of the estimate, bought private insurance. Please get your numbers straight.

I would ask Rep. Davids to explain why these facts when combined with his own, lead him to conclude that Obamacare is, as he has said elsewhere, the most abysmal disaster in Minnesota history. Explain that to those who lived through the Great Depression or fought at Normandy or Gettysburg.

We need someone in St. Paul who has the energy, motivation and honesty to look at all the relevant facts. We need someone with a can-do attitude who has the drive to make things better, not a naysayer who thinks helping people get health care coverage is a big waste of money.

Dennis DeKeyrel

Harmony, MN

ObamaCare...

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, After reading Rep. Greg Davids’ vitriolic attack against ObamaCare, I can only conclude he’s for full repeal. This puts him at odds with mainstream Republicans who have abandoned this approach recently, conceding ObamaCare is t ..... 
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Thank you...

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, My name is Lina Della Libera from Germany, and I had the awesome opportunity to be a PAX exchange student at Fillmore Central High School this year. My host family was the Corson Family of Preston- Eric, Tara, Siri, Elias and Jonas. ..... 
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Health care is not a waste...

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Affordable health care for all is an important goal. Let’s have an adult conversation about how to fund it. Greg Davids’ May 26, 2014, commentary about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ignored an important issue - if we value som ..... 
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Rep. Davids reviews 2014 legislative session...

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The FCJ, Monday, June, 2, 2014, published an “article” by Jason Wenisch titled “Rep. Davids reviews 2014 legislative session”. Mr. Wenisch is a paid communications specialist for the State House Republican caucus, and not, as ..... 
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Thank you...

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Thank you to Linda Hovland for responding to my commentary “ Why I am a Democrat!” I think we can agree on one point, we both don’t like war! Yvonne Nyenhuis Lanesboro, MN

Seat belts and car seats...

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Chances are you have noticed extra law enforcement on our roads and “Click It or Ticket” messages on TV and radio. The effort and the messages certainly raise awareness about seatbelts and their use, but there is a deeper reason ..... 
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In response to Greg Davids’ commentary ...

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I believe Greg Davids’ recent commentary needs clarification and context. The Affordable Care Act means that 12 million more non-elderly people will have health insurance in 2014 than if the ACA had not been enacted according to t ..... 
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Rushford Village...

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Gordon Johnson’s ignorance about the intelligence of Rushford Village residents is surpassed only by his arrogance. I would like to thank those who brought around the petition. Jon Peterson Peterson, MN
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