Chuck Westermayer, Mankato
— The surprises are beginning to roll out of the Obamacare debacle, just in time for Christmas, too. (Re: Surprise: New insurance fee in health overhaul law. Free Press, Page A5, Dec. 11).
Pelosi urged passage so “we can see what’s in it.” I suspect she and her liberal friends knew very well what was in it but they had already drunk the Kool-Aid by then. So now it begins with a $63 per head “fee” — remember — it’s not a tax! — to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions.
So get used to it as we can rest assured that this won’t be the only surprise we’ll see. Grab your wallet and keep it handy as this is only the beginning. But always remember that we must deal with it because “American voters have spoken,” at least a very slim majority did.
Anyone who thought insurance carriers were going to make the “pre-existing conditions” clause a freebee is either grossly naive or simply doesn’t know much about cold, hard economic facts. Welcome to la-la land. Like the man said: “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”