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Constitution requires that Obamacare be applied equally to all

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To The Daily Sun,

I read Letter to Laconia Daily Sun stating that "Obamacare will make things be more equal for all Americans." Really!

Written into PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) is a never spoken of exemption for corporations that self insure. Unions are also corporations, they not only want the exemption from being part of the PPACA but also from having to comply as other self insurers from paying the reinsurance contributions for 2015 and 2016. The PPACA was what exactly? Insurance companies are regulated by government a simple and direct set of laws could have taken care of any of the older laws which weren't effective. Government, instead of just allowing corporations to write off the cost of insurance, allows unions to not only collect money from union members but to oversee the funds and the payouts with no third party oversight. Government could allow individuals (more equal) to do the same by just making a law. Self insure, keep money in an account under their name which would not be taxed and used to pay medical expenses.

The federal government could do a lot of things but make things more equal it can't. The Constitution is what requires that laws be applied equally to all citizens; members of the government and government employees are also citizens and the Constitution should be applied to them — equally. The PPACA does not do this — period. Equal is equal, either things are or are not. They can not be made to be more equal, unless one is living out of "The Animal Farm" or envisioning a socialist state.
Additionally, one does not need to hate a member of the government — black or white or a little of both — to find their politics to be less than satisfactory. It was Senator Harry Reid who said on putting Obama forward to be elected, "as a black candidate, could be successful thanks, in part, to his 'light-skinned' appearance and speaking patterns 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.'" But to some that isn't racist because Senator Reid said it. I know there is racism, it has been around for tens of thousands of years and, as Reid has shown, it exist in all forms.

G.W. Brooks