Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Letters to the Editor

December 5, 2013

Letter to the editor

Okay, fair is fair

Dear Editor:

Two days into the roll-out of The Affordable Care Act, I wrote a rather scathing letter relating the repeated failed attempts by my wife and me to enroll her in one of the new government approved health care plans. She was one of those who had been notified that her health care coverage, with Starbridge, a company connected to her long-time employer K-Mart, would end Dec. 31, 2013.

I wish now to report that all the foofaraw re her health coverage was premature and she will have better-than-ever supplemental coverage commencing January 1, 2013.

I have had supplemental coverage with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for at least a decade and have been totally satisfied with that company’s performance; hence, Marilyn opted to also go with Anthem as her new supplemental insurer, based upon my experience.

She also opted for the same coverage level that I have. While it will cost her a puny fifteen bucks a month more than her old company-sponsored plan, it is far superior to it.

It should be noted here that she did not seek any sort of “discount,” or any other aspect of The Affordable Care Act; it’s just a straight-out business deal between Marilyn Voiles and her chosen insurance company.

So, while I wish the best for all those attempting to enroll in The Affordable Care Act--and I understand it’s getting much easier to do--our experience demonstrates that one can continue to do business in an ordinary, private citizen way, with none of that “government interference” so dreaded and feared by so many.

Therefore, while our difficulties in trying to access The Affordable Care Act in early October were genuine, as I described them back then, we have worked around the matter and have arrived at a totally happy conclusion.

At some point down the road, the controversial Affordable Care Act will become as routine and accepted as the Social Security program, which also had difficulties and enemies at its outset (which, sadly, I am old enough to remember). And, the Social Security program now needs some fixes, just as The Affordable Care Act will need as the years pass.

Best regards,

Norm Voiles

Rush County

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