Health care not affordable; Retire Walz

Scott Weilage, North Mankato - Before Obamacare was passed, Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said that we had to pass it in order to “see what was in it.”

And while most Democrats did not read the bill, Congressman Tim Walz confirmed for the purpose of this letter to the editor, that he did indeed read the bill. The bill is 2,400 pages in its entirety. With full knowledge of what was in the bill, Walz dutifully followed the orders of Speaker Pelosi and voted for what many believe to be the worst legislation in our country’s history.

We are now just beginning to see the detrimental impacts of Obama Care. Walz promised us families would save $2,500 per year in health insurance premiums. Well, premium increases for 2016 were just released and show 15 percent to 49 percent increases with skyrocketing deductibles.

Premiums haven’t decreased; they’ve increased by thousands of dollars. Not exactly “affordable,” and certainly not what he promised.

It’s time to hold the politicians accountable for their broken promises, and I can think of no better way to do that than to retire Tim Walz next November.

Scott Weilage

North Mankato

http://www.mankatofreepress.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/health-care-not-affordable-retire-walz/article_91eaf615-e83a-534f-8583-d44e7e4d3d6c.html