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Maybe we should take a step back in time to Aug. 25, 2005. When a Category 1 hurricane first hit South Florida, it killed dozens of people and left many homeless. As the storm moved across the Gulf of Mexico heading for Louisiana and Mississippi, it intensified to a Category 3. By the 27th, it was upgraded again, and by Sunday it was a Category 5.
Remember the people stranded on rooftops waving "Help us" signs? Remember those who were left on a bridge without food or water in the hot August sun? These were days of hopelessness and great sadness.
Comparing the rollout of ACA to a deadly hurricane is ludicrous and does not give those who lost their lives the respect they deserve.
Trying to give all citizens the benefits of comprehensive health care is the right thing to do. After all, the premise of getting everyone insured is a Republican idea. It originated from the Heritage Foundation; hence, Romneycare.
There is some good news. Many states have been successful with their plans, but that's not reported.
If only the Republicans would join our president to make this law better, everyone would benefit. No law is perfect. Unfortunately, they say no to everything and compare it to Bush's Katrina, one of the worst disasters in our history.
Mary Beth Hall