Letter to the editor | Make Congress part of the plan

November 12, 2013 

Let’s talk about the great mishap of this thing called the Affordable Care Act.

It has been linked with website shutdowns, people on phones who don’t seem to get through and nothing but chaos.

I know a lot of people want to call it Obamacare, but that’s not its true name; everybody knows it’s the Affordable Care Act. It’s suppose to give you affordable care. Whether it is going to do that remains to be seen.

Since it doesn’t kick into gear until January, how much are we really going to know about this? Are we even going to know if it works? By the time January comes, who knows what the tea party or the Republicans or the Democrats or even independents are going to do with this?

All I can say is that what really needs to happen is every politician out there needs to sign on and become part of this plan.

To see change, our members in Congress must not exempt themselves from these things, not give themselves and pass themselves raises, but start thinking and acting like the common voters who elected them — not like the highly pompous individuals that they are.

That’s where we really need the change.

For real health-care reform, they should be giving us what Congress gets or Congress should be taking what they’re giving us.

John A. DeBartola, Johnstown

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