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Letters to the Editor

September 12, 2013

Kappler/Ayotte vs. Obama Care

Kappler/Ayotte vs. Obama Care

As of yet no one seams to know exactly what this bill is all about, so this has resulted in fear and confusion.

I don’t even understand the small print on my credit card agreement and probably you don’t either, so how are we common folks going to digest 1200 pages of legislation?

One might ask the question, “how do you eat an elephant? Answer: one bite at a time. So I decided to look at just one of what appears to be the most controversial issues - Pre-existing Conditions.

Insurance companies avoid this coverage like the plague; I know because I have my insurance producer’s license. (Lic#2269535).

In an article in the Carriage Town News dated August 15, 2013, Rep. Kappler railed against Obama Care. (Senator Ayotte’s position appears to be the same).

In the referenced article, Rep. Kappler states,” They (Democrats) continue to try to shove Obama Care down our throat”

Rep. Kappler goes on to say that New Hampshire already has a high risk pool (NHHP) established to provide health insurance to New Hampshire residents who are declined coverage through the private market. This high risk pool is basically for the very poor people.

Let’s be honest for a moment. Most people are not concerned about the very poor: it’s the moderate income enrollees (a shrinking middle class) that is the real concerns. (These are the worker bees)

The problem is that the shrinking middle class also has pre-existing conditions. The shrinking middle class can unfortunately have a child who has a mental deficiency. The shrinking middle class can have a woman who is in the initial stages of cancer.

So I decided to ask a Joe the plumber question.

On Fri., August 16, I “e” mailed a letter to Rep. Kappler asking one very simple question: “does the New Hampshire Health Plan (NHHP) cover existing conditions? We know Obama care does.”

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