December 26, 2013

The Dec. 22 editorial “Unstable condition” stated: “Not everyone was going to win under health-care reform, and not everyone can if the system is to work.” A statement more revealing of the liberal-progressive mind-set cannot be imagined.

Who determines who is “going to win” under Obamacare? Why should that person or government agency have the right to make this determination? Why am I and millions of other Americans not competent to make choices about our health care for ourselves? What makes the government smarter than individual Americans when it comes to their personal health matters, including insurance?

No answers to these questions justify this massive and obtrusive intervention in private life and the economy.

Gerald Katz, Potomac

“Not everyone was going to win under health-care reform, and not everyone can if the system is to work,” The Post declared.

Pharmaceutical companies and doctors must give advance notice of possible adverse effects of their drugs and medical procedures. In contrast, the sponsors and promoters of the Affordable Care Act rarely, if ever, disclosed that some would be hurt by the law.

Not surprisingly, many in this category now feel deceived and are pushing back. They are unlikely to be appeased by full disclosure after the fact.

Barry Mackintosh, Lincoln, Calif.