Re "Don't bankrupt citizens" (Letters, Sept. 28): The letter cited a Forbes map of premium costs on the individual market. It is interesting to note that the information that Forbes used to calculate costs start with 27-year-olds (because under Obamacare, kids between 18 and 26 can still be covered under their parent's plan). It doesn't address the possible subsidies available to that 27-year-old if he or she doesn't make a lot of money.
Trying to defend our broken health care system by suggesting that Obamacare would bankrupt our citizens is the real pre-Halloween scare. To get a realistic look at this problem (before the Great Recession), a 2007 study showed that 62.1 percent of bankruptcies in the America were caused by people who had to mortgage their homes to pay medical bills.
-- Rich Pflugrath, Carmichael