To the Editor:
With the recent implementation of the Affordable Care Act, we have begun noticing the adverse effects of this imposed law. As a caveat, I realize the enormity of costs involved in health care and it is unfortunate for those who cannot afford it, who are unemployed, or who are not provided insurance by their employers.
Just recently, I received a letter from my employer that this new law will impose new costs on our health plan and, as a result, employee premiums will go up. Not only will employee premiums go up, but also our taxes will likely be raised to pay for those who cannot afford health insurance, as our tax dollars will pay for the subsidies they are to receive.
In addition to these two costs mentioned, the new law will penalize someone for choosing not to have health insurance. What this penalty involves is this individual will have to pay a fee to the government.
For the majority of Americans, this law will impose an incredible amount of new costs which really is the antithesis of its title: "Affordable."