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