Letter: Clay Suskalo, Round Hill

Editor: Over the past few weeks, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has come under fire by some well-intentioned but mistaken people, thanks to her support of the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Comstock understands that there is nothing affordable about the Affordable Care Act. Just last fall, the Obama administration admitted that health insurance premiums may rise by a quarter. With premiums continuing to skyrocket, isn’t it time for something new?

The unified Republican majority is steadfast in its commitment to repealing and replacing the harmful, failed piece of legislation that is Obamacare. This is not some half-cocked attempt to undermine President Obama’s legacy or health care in general, but a concerted and compassionate effort to actually improve care, as opposed to simply providing coverage regardless of the burden on taxpayers.

Barbara has shown herself willing to work with others in Congress to shape the replacement program and tailor it to the patient, giving better care and more choice. This relief is something that everyday families in Northern Virginia desperately need.

De-funding some of the worst parts of Obamacare in the budget last month was only the first step in moving to a patient-focused health care system that is actually more affordable, flexible, customizable and provides consumers with choice instead of a one-size-fits-all solution like Obamacare.

Millions of Americans across this country agree: The status quo offered by Obamacare isn’t working. We have a tremendous opportunity in Congress to replace an ineffective healthcare law and replace it with something that works for all Americans. We need a new approach, and I’m glad to see Barbara Comstock fighting on behalf of constituents like myself.

Clay Suskalo, Round Hill

3 thoughts on “Letter: Clay Suskalo, Round Hill

  • 2017-02-13 at 5:52 pm
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    Yup- finally I’m able to purchase a health care policy that protects my family from being dropped like a hot potato when we have a claim and people keep parroting mindless drivel about Obama killing their doctors.

    I’ve got news for those who “lost their policies” because of the ACA- your previous insurance wasn’t worth a damm and you probably didn’t bother reading the fine print that told you so.

    Boy, I sure do wish I could buy me one of them old policies with a $10,000 deduction and a $100,000 lifetime cap on damages. That way, I could be under the illusion I had coverage and others can pick up the tab when I had a serious accident.

  • 2017-02-08 at 11:49 am
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    Remember when ex-president Obama promised that if we liked our doctor, we could keep that doctor? Yeah, Good times… good times. I lost my doctor of 20 years anyway.

    On Monday, I received notice that I lost the doctor, I was lucky enough to find after losing my first doctor. I got a two-fer! Sweet!

    Obamacare: The gift that keeps stealing my healthcare. Still looking for that $2500 a year in savings too.

  • 2017-02-08 at 10:29 am
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    Nobody cried for my family when Obamacare provisions wiped out my health insurance. I’d like my old health insurance back. Scrap Obamacare in its entirety.

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