Letters to the Editor

Duped voters

The Nov. 19 letter, Stupid voters, is a simplistic take on the media obsession with Jonathan Gruber's impolitic description of the Affordable Care Act, which was passed to mitigate the financial and personal consequences of not having health insurance, amidst the rancor of those opposed to solving the problem until it affected them personally.

While cheaper, fairer, and better choices would have been available through providing Medicare to all, the special interests would have none of that. Sure, people were fooled by President Obama, but not for the reasons the pundits offer.

It is ironic, that an electorate burned by the free market policies embraced by the right accepted their relabeling of the president as a Socialist, and then elected far right politicians who will worsen their predicaments.

Steven M. Urdegar, Plantation