Congratulations to the Sun Journal for its editorial (Nov. 14) about the Affordable Care Act. It was accurate, timely and informative for the general public.
The editorial posed the question of why the law was passed initially and included the answers:
— So people would not suffer and die as a result of not having health insurance;
— To provide access to health care for people with pre-existing conditions;
— To assure that citizens would not lose their homes, savings and financial future due to a serious illness;
— To allow adult children to remain on their parents' insurance policies until age 26;
— To provide high quality health care to the more severely ill and keep them as healthy as possible and out of the hospital;
— To make certain that citizens have access to affordable health insurance if they lose their jobs, or if they plan to start up their own companies;
— To expand Medicaid coverage to Americans who cannot afford to buy insurance, even though they work and are above the poverty level;
— To reduce the Medicare Part D "doughnut hole" prescription gap.
Which parts of that are not worth doing?
We know that the technical glitches with the implementation of the act will improve.
Those who do not like the law, or President Obama, should try to rethink their position.
Ronald Melendy, Auburn