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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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To the right, left, and middle

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A friend of mine gave me this “definition of insanity,” and I thought I would share it with the readers of this fine paper. “Definition of insanity” “Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to pr ..... 
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ObamaCare ...

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Any attempt to refute Stan Gudmundson’s hate filled rant against our president, government, and country would not only be a waste of time but require too many words allowed by the Journal. Let’s be clear: ObamaCare passed the Hou ..... 
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Character Assasination of David Williams...

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, With balanced coverage of news and opinion and the promotion of mutual respect, community unity and harmony, a newspaper has a positive influence on a community. With weighty issues like the sand mining ordinance, with which the ..... 
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Letter about Skare letter to the editor

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Mr. Rod Skare accuses contributor Yvonne Nyenhuis of being historically uninformed. Talk about a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black! Mr. Skare, Hitler wasn’t a Polish Corporal: he was an Austrian Corporal, serving i ..... 
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Letter about Gov. Dayton to help protect our water from frac sand mining

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As a resident of karst country, I know how easily our water supply for the future can be polluted. I am concerned that frac sand mining is trying to push into our area with only weak state regulations in place to protect our water. ..... 
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Letter about Gudmundson commentary

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Oh dear! I just waded through Col. Stan Gudmundson’s commentary, “Over the cliff.” I’m afraid the recent election of Barack Obama has pushed the good colonel over the cliff. Stan my man, you have to get over it! It’s eating ..... 
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Letter about Stan Gudmundson’s commentary

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

Letter about Stan Gudmundson’s commentary To the Editor, Poor Colonel Stan! (Stan Gudmundson, Colonel, USAF retired) Although he penned his missive before Tuesday’s elections, he did intimate all us groundlings would be making a big mistake if ..... 
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