This article was originally published by Mennonite World Review

Political physicians

It puzzles me that medical doctors in Congress oppose the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The ACA finally met the longtime desire to cover people with pre-existing conditions. Young adults can stay on a parent’s health-care plan until age 26, and a patient cannot be dropped due to the high cost of treating illnesses such as cancer. Are these doctors interested in treating patients or in making money for larger mansions? What about dedication to their profession and service to the people? Service is more important than wealth. If the high cost of insurance is the problem, then let us work to reduce these costs but not reduce coverage.

Marlow Ediger
North Newton, Kan.

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