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Constitution, Obamacare strive to promote general well-being

November 2, 2013
The Marietta Times

Anyone who has ever constructed a model ship knows what a tedious and complex task it is. Imagine that you open the kit and discover that the directions are in Japanese. Does this stop you from going forward with the project? No. You contact the manufacturer and request another set of directions in English ... Now transfer this metaphor to current efforts to implement accessible and affordable health care for 30 million uninsured Americans. While the Affordable Healthcare website was constructed in haste, not properly vetted by hired contractors, and includes some serious glitches (similar to those that were found when the 2003 Medicare Part-D was finally rolled out in 2006) the ACA itself remains a viable means to accomplish the above-mentioned and long-awaited goal.



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