Obamacare undermines freedom

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Dear Editor,
Don’t get me wrong. I’m an avid mountain biker and was just over in Telluride last week laboring up the Galloping Goose. But if I had to choose between a few miles of new bike trail in Ridgway right now (we all know it will be built eventually) and saddling myself and my heirs with Obamacare in perpetuity, I’d say hold off on the bike trail. A recent letter writer to your opinion pages didn’t know what your readers thought of Obamacare.
This reader thinks Obamacare will invade and undermine every area of freedom as we have known it in this country, not only our ability to pick our doctor and control our healthcare, but our privacy, our finances, how much money we keep of what we make (the “premium” or “penalty” can be whatever they say it is), what we eat, what we drink, what calisthenics we do, how we live and ultimately, whether we live or die. More bike trail can wait. I wrote to thank Representative Scott Tipton for doing everything in his power to stop Obamacare and encourage your readers to do likewise.
S. Baum
Ouray