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While President Obama’s political opponents continue to try and discredit his Patient Protection and Affordable Care AFW oI 2010, WhH EHnHfiWs oI hLs OanGPaUk hHaOWh FaUH UHIoUP legislation continue to expand.
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Then, there are the estimated 13 million Americans exSHFWHG Wo UHFHLvH UHEaWHs IUoP WhHLU hHaOWh LnsuUanFH FoPpanies because their insurers exceeded the Act’s parameters IoU HxHFuWLvH EonusHs anG aGPLnLsWUaWLvH FosWs, as FoPSaUHG to money spent on actual health care.
2I FouUsH, APHULFans who EHOLHvH WhHsH EHnHfiWs oI hHaOWh FaUH UHIoUP aUH EHLnJ “shovHG Gown WhHLU WhUoaWs” aUH FHUtainly welcome to reject them. It is, after all, a free country.
- Journal Register News Service