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Health Care Reform Supporters say "Let's Stick with the Plan"

November 1, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Stick with the plan. That's the message from supporters of health care reform, who say proposals to repeal or change the Affordable Care Act would be a bad move. Provisions already in place under the legislation include protections for children with pre-existing conditions and require all new plans to offer preventative services without co-payments or deductibles.

Dr. Donald Nguyen, a pediatric urologist with Children's Medical Center of Dayton says these changes are needed because for too long, insurance companies have been coming between patients and their physicians.

"They dictate what kind of testing they will allow, they will also dictate what kind of surgery they will pay for or they will make it very difficult for a physician to obtain the okay to do the surgeries."

Proponents of the Affordable Care Act say a repeal would eliminate access to health insurance for millions of Ohioans and increase taxes on small businesses. House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio has spoken out in support of a full repeal, while some other Ohio lawmakers have mentioned changing parts of the legislation.

Cathy Allen runs a small business out of Port Clinton and until now a pre-existing condition has prevented her from getting coverage. She says her health is the livelihood of her business and health care reform has made a huge difference.

"To be financially stable, to be able to have some confidence that I'm going to be able to work at this business until I'm ready to retire - having health insurance is just a piece of the being financially stable puzzle, and I have that now."

According to some estimates, a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would increase taxes for more than 127,000 small businesses in Ohio, as well as raise health insurance premiums.

Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service - OH