Reasons why Obamacare should be slowed down

November 2, 2013 

The rollout of www.Healthcare.gov has been a complete disaster. Stories of the site malfunctioning are being reported everywhere. Regular Americans are having extreme difficulty signing up.

• Liberals like Sen. Joe Manchin and entertainer John Stewart ("The Daily Show") think a delay of the individual mandate would be a good idea.

• Some Obama supporters are beginning to face increased costs for health care.

• Health care companies are laying off Medicare doctors in droves. For instance, United HealthCare just fired thousands of Medicare Advantage doctors! That means less supply of care.

• Congress exempted itself from Obamacare. Obama delayed the mandate for big business. Why shouldn't the mandate be delayed for all of the American people?

• Delaying the individual mandate is the only "fair" option.

It's a policy both liberals and conservatives should support.

Gregory S. Shaw

Sarasota

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