ACA addressing healthcare injustice

Dear Editor,

“With liberty and justice for all.” Those words should not ring hollow. For us to have justice in our society requires us to identify injustice when we see it and to do something about it. We saw this in the 1960′s when black Americans were finally guaranteed the right to vote.

Over the past 40 years we have seen tens of millions of Americans slowly cut out of access to affordable healthcare, not out of malice as in the case of voting rights, but simply through neglect. Healthcare, once available to everyone, priced itself out of the reach of an increasing number of Americans. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) attempts to address this injustice.

Rob Thompson

Tonasket

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