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Letter: Get over Obamacare, Congressmen

Published December 20, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

From the Tribune Dec. 17: "Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, one of Congress' most tech-savvy members, got so frustrated that he filled out a paper application."

Please. Since when do tech-savvy people give up and fill out paper forms?

It's clear the Republicans will do all they can to wreck Obamacare. But it doesn't change the fact that the health insurance problem has been decades in the making, and, in all that time, the Republicans have never done anything serious to fix it. Kudos to Obama for a solid effort, despite Republicans throwing all their toys out of the crib.

Healthcare.gov worked fine for our family of five. And it's a lot easier than filling out the insanely detailed health history forms you used to have complete.

Welcome to the real world, congressmen, where health insurance has been an expensive hassle for a long time now. And be thankful that you can't be rejected.

David Bruns

Salt Lake City