To the Editor:

In order to “sell” the Affordable Health Care Act, its proponents came up with the cockamamie claim that it would not cost anything.  Ridiculous!  Adding or extending health care coverage to include people that don’t presently have it cannot help but cost something, and I say so be it.

The person who said that he doesn’t mind paying for his own health care but doesn’t want to pay for someone else’s, misses the point.  By eliminating preventive care, the ultimate cost to the writer and others could well be much higher.

And inclusion of the individual mandate, assures the broadest possible base and likely lowest possible rates.

Art Burr
Keizer