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GOP’s deepest fear: Americans might really like health law

The Sept. 22 article “Battle reignites with rollout of health law near” hit the nail on the head about why the Republicans are so determined to undermine the Affordable Care Act. The reporter noted, “Republicans are eager to prevent people from enrolling, fearing that once people begin receiving the benefit they will be loath to give it up.” In other words, because they are so afraid that people will like the increased access to health care after Obamacare benefits kick in, Republicans are willing to create a government shutdown as a diversion tactic.

The description of the right-wing group called Generation Opportunity portraying Uncle Sam “peering between a woman’s legs at a gynecologist’s office” is particularly ironic, given the Tea Party’s recent efforts to block women’s reproductive rights.

Dr. Carole E. Allen