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September 20 • 04:46 AM
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‘Grinch’ is alive and well this holiday season in D.C.


To the Editor:

Well it's December, everybody's in a shopping mood, and Christmas is coming. Snow is on the ground, extra lighting is all over, and we should be in a festive mood, right? No Grinches, right? Can we hedge that bet?

December brings all of this plus. We now get tax bills, heating bills, increased gas bills for our car, some same old, same old, and a new one perhaps unexpected—an increase in our health insurance. Mine was almost $100 per month. Not because of age, but directly due to Obamacare. We have (whether we wanted or not) unlimited lifetime expense provisions, our up-to-26-year-old kids on our policy; no one can be refused health insurance (if they can afford it), and preventative care included. Hey, wasn't this supposed to be free? I was told by my insurance agent not to change policies to avoid this. Surprise! The Grinch is alive and well. Maybe in your Christmas card to your favorite U.S. senator you might thank them for giving you such a great gift (snicker, snicker).

Sincerely,

—David Naeyaert

Allenton


December 08, 2010

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