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How will Obamacare affect average American citizens?

Published 12:00am Sunday, November 4, 2012

I am a 60-year-old retiree through Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS), married for 41 years to the same woman, and the father of five children.

My health insurance through OPERS is $250 per month. Beginning January 2013, my monthly rate increases to $541, an increase of $291.

When Obamacare is fully instituted (after the election), where will rates go?

This is the largest tax increase (Yes, the Supreme Court has ruled this is a tax) ever forced on any U.S. citizen in American history.

With gas prices doubled under President Obama — $1.84 in 2008 to as much as $4 per gallon — what choices do we have?

I pray for every Christian to vote on Nov. 6. Send a message to Washington. We want America back!

Tim Maddy


Highway Baptist Chapel


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