Letter: Access to care is what we all want

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Every day, I see news reports from Congress in which Republicans are constantly repeating the mantra that the American people don't want Obamacare. This is a sweeping generalization that I find is not supported in my community.

I define my community as ordinary local people here in Vancouver, my neighbors, acquaintances, friends, family and business clients. Once they become well informed about Obamacare, they quickly understand that it is a very good thing for most people and for the nation as a whole.

I don't know anyone who approves of the efforts by Republicans to force a government shutdown or to force a default on the full faith and credit of the United States merely to prevent uninsured people from getting access to affordable health insurance without the costly and restrictive conditions we all endured before Obamacare became law.

Howard Leighty

Vancouver