Re "Bump in the road for health reform but not a detour" (Editorial, July 9): Providing your readers with information on the other problems confronting implementation of the Affordable Health Care law would have given some credibility to your editorial.
The fact is that the Affordable Care Act has become an implementation mess and the delays of key provisions, which were used to sell it to the electorate, could result in higher costs to taxpayers due to fraud, higher unemployment, and higher health costs.
The healthcare exchanges will not include all levels of coverage because insurance companies are not ready to do so; the prospective customers won't have to declare if they already have health insurance, something that is to be done later; employers will be given until 2015 to provide coverage allowing the ones with more than 50 employees to reduce the number of employees to that number by laying off people and turning full-time employment into part-time.
What happened to balanced coverage?
-- Ivonne Richardson, Georgetown