The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

December 26, 2013

Your View: Too soon to call it failure

LAMAR, Mo. — The Dec. 22 edition of the Globe contained some excellent articles and an editorial on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion.

The letter by Charles Buchanan was especially relevant to this issue. It appears that, even though the approval rating of the ACA is only 35 percent, some good reports such as the one on the retired nurse in Pittsburg, Kan., are beginning to emerge. Any legislation of this magnitude is likely to have some flaws, but I believe, as does Mr. Buchanan, that it is too soon to call it a failure. It would be helpful if the Missouri Legislature would stop being obsessed with obstructing Obamacare and do what is best for the citizens of Missouri.

Another issue mentioned is the disproportionate share of wealth, a problem I have addressed in previous letters. When the CEO of Wal-Mart makes $113 million a year and their employees are the biggest recipient of food stamps, you have to believe that something is not quite right.

Bob Noel

Lamar

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