In one of today's Los Angeles Times letters to the editor, a former Republican minces no words about how her party failed her. Elizabeth Warren mentioned a few of the worst corporate conservatives in my previous post, "Soon you'll have a Supreme Court that is a wholly owned subsidiary of big business."
On a more positive note, did I mention that more and more Americans are discovering the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare?
Re “Health law's winners in plain sight,” Column, March 23
I was a loyal Republican for 30 years, yet once I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, every health insurance company told me “no coverage.”
This was my wake-up call — knowing my party had abandoned me when I needed it most.
I am now an independent, and so proud that someone empowered the people to stand up to the big corporate healthcare companies.
How can we consider ourselves proud Americans when we abandon our own people because of a chronic disease? How can we allow corporate America to write our laws?
How do we allow our representatives to sign a pledge to the wealthiest people, forgetting the majority? I am ashamed that I ever was naive enough to consider myself a Republican; I find them narrow-minded, brainwashed and war-minded.
A few years, ago one of my sons was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Since he was out of work, my wife and I were paying $475 a month for his insurance.
We were afraid to change policies because of his preexisting condition, so we continued with that setup until the Affordable Health Care Act took hold.
Then we were able to get rid of what we learned to be an inferior policy and acquire a preferred provider — for considerably less money. God bless you, Mr. President.