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Letter: Clearing up a misunderstanding

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

We as a nation have become so polarized that it is difficult to talk reasonably about issues. If we could talk, we might find some of our opinions are based on misunderstandings.

An example is Obamacare. Polls show that many Americans say they do not like Obamacare but do like the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are actually the same thing. 

Adults under 26 years old can now be on their parents’ health coverage policy. Obamacare makes that possible.

Some people say Obamacare coverage is too expensive, or they don’t qualify. That is up to the state, not Obamacare. States structure their own exchanges, and some states are more generous than others.

For me personally, that means my daughter, a graduate of Mathews High School, can’t move back to Virginia. Her toddler son, who spent months in intensive care units, now lives a normal, healthy life, thanks to Obamacare. His condition is medically controlled, thank...

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