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Letter: Obamacare won't cover acid reflux

In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 photo, President

In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 photo, President Barack Obama listens in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Credit: AP

I followed the stories of President Barack Obama's ailment ["Obama has acid reflux," News, Dec. 7].

Under the health care plan that I lost because of the Affordable Care Act, I, too, would have gone for diagnostic care. Sadly, today I could not.

Having lived with my ACA-compliant coverage for nearly a year, I've paid more than $6,000 in premiums, with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield paying out a grand total of more than just $500 for preventive benefits. If I need to see my physician for an ailment, it is at my cost until the deductible is met. After that, there is a menu of copays and coinsurance.

I guess this is the litany of a loser under the ACA.

Susan E. Hopkins, Kings Park