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Affordable Care Act

Dear Editor:
Having taken a good look at our property tax bill and having examined the line items, I am firmly behind the Affordable Care Act.
What caught my eye was the line item for Trauma and Emergency Service that constituted a full 5% of the tax bill. I assume this is the going rate for residential property owners. If so, it behooves us to stand up on a table and root that the ACA takes hold and is thoroughly successful in getting the uninsured to buy insurance and to stop using trauma centers and emergency rooms as outpatient clinics. How does their failure to have insurance benefit me as a property owner when their costs are charged to me in my property tax bill?
There are those who for political reasons hope the ACA fails, but it makes no sense whatsoever to us property owners who have to foot the ensuing bill racked up by the uninsured. And, believe me, that line item is on the property tax bill whether you look at it or not.
Muriel Schuerman
Downey

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Published: Nov. 28, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 33



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