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ACA will destroy private insurance industry

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I am shocked, shocked I tell you, that President Obama would lie in order to pass the Affordable Care Act.

Well, maybe not so much. After Fast and Furious, IRS, Benghazi with Susan Rice, NSA and countless others, this is what Obama and his Democratic administration do on a regular basis.

It was the intent all along to use ACA to destroy the individual insurance market. Group policies and businesses are next.

The goal: the complete takeover of all medical care by the federal government, one sixth of the economy. They are succeeding.

My predication is that in five years, all private health insurance will be gone and we will have a single-payer system. It will be paid for by a new payroll tax on everyone who draws a paycheck.

Medical services for infirm elderly and terminally ill will be drastically curtailed. Hundred of hospitals will close due to low reimbursements. Goodbye Carthage, River, Lewis and Gouverneur.

Medical professionals will see drastic cuts in salary, and doctors will leave the profession in droves. The most incredible medical system in the world will be gone.

How did this happen? Sorry folks, we did it to ourselves. Remember the north country voted for Hillary, Owens, Gillibrand, Cuomo and Obama.

Tens of thousands of north country citizens will sign up expecting to get free policies or get on Medicaid. These folks do not intend to pay one dime for health care.

So who will pay? I will leave it to your imagination, but it will not be pretty.

Remember, we did it to ourselves. There is no one else to blame.

Bart S. Bonner

Watertown

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