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Health law implementation not easy but will be worth it

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 26, 2013

~~<p>As politicians in Washington draw lines in the plush carpets of Capitol Hill, belch illogical notions of nationwide economic collapse and crank theatrics on a near-empty Senate floor, they forget that the essential reason for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is to give millions of Americans a chance to buy medical insurance to fit their needs and financial circumstances.</p>
<p>They ignore the fact that these millions &mdash; their fellow citizens who have gone without health exams for themselves and their children, who dread any kind of major injury or hospitalization, who have diseases that keep them from earning a living because they can&rsquo;t bear the expense for treatment &mdash; have been looking forward to Oct. 1 when the law will allow them to get insurance and the kind of medical care all members of Congress are blessed with. </p>
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As politicians in Washington draw lines in the plush carpets of Capitol Hill, belch illogical notions of nationwide economic collapse and crank theatrics on a near-empty Senate floor, they forget that the essential reason for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is to give millions of Americans a chance to buy medical insurance to fit their needs and financial circumstances.

They ignore the fact that these millions — their fellow citizens who have gone without health exams for themselves and their children, who dread any kind of major injury or hospitalization, who have diseases that keep them from earning a living because they can’t bear the expense for treatment — have been looking forward to Oct. 1 when the law will allow them to get insurance and the kind of medical care all members of Congress are blessed with. Login for more...



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