"In the case of Congress... eliminate all health insurance benefits... Obamacare will begin to look like a great idea."

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brat I want it now

Another L.A. Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Focus on fixing, not gutting, the healthcare act," Column, July 12

David Lazarus wants our lawmakers to act like adults when weighing healthcare reform. However, when that large group of mature men and women in the House votes 37 times to repeal a democratically enacted law upheld by the Supreme Court, and also lies about the law's effects, we are dealing with the tantrums of children.

The way to make a child modify his behavior is to take away some of his privileges. In the case of Congress, I strongly suggest that we eliminate all health insurance benefits.

After they see how much they will have to pay for individual policies covering high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other preexisting conditions, doubtless Obamacare will begin to look like a great idea.

Bruce R. Feldman
Santa Monica

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