Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Health Care Cleanup

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Health Care Cleanup

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In response to Rob Power's letter ( "Without ACA Subsidies, People Couldn't Afford the Premiums," Nov. 9) regarding the subsidies to the Affordable Care Act being taken away by President Donald Trump:

As bad as I feel for Mr. Power's dilemma, I have to say that it was meant to be that way. First, let me correct him. The subsidies were not in the original law and, in fact, aren't even legal. They were added illegally by then-President Barack Obama as an executive order. Only Congress is permitted to legislate spending. The need for the subsidies is because the Ponzi scheme that is the ACA was not feasible even before it began, something everyone was told by the right time and again. But that didn't register because people were so infatuated with the golden-tongued orator and all his lies. …

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