Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor 7/6

Repeal Obamacare

I have received the brochure about “improved benefits available to Medicare beneficiaries” touted by Rep. Lois Capps in The Tribune recently (“County Roundup,” June 27).

Contrary to Capps’ contention, I found some of the information this brochure contains to be misleading and only reinforces my desire to repeal Obamacare, a step now favored by 55 percent of Americans, according to a Rasmussen poll.

For example, the first paragraph states: “So that you, your family, and your doctor — not insurance companies — (will) have greater control over your care.” The sentence fails to mention the entity that will have the greatest control over our care — the federal government. At least I can “fire” my insurance company if I wish. How do I fire the federal government?

Later, the brochure states, “The new law levels the playing field by gradually eliminating Medicare Advantage overpayments to insurance companies.” But at what cost to me, someone now using Medicare Advantage?

Some insurance companies may have to increase premiums and reduce coverage to offset these lowered “overpayments.” It looks like I really won’t “be able to keep my current insurance if I like it,” as Capps has promised.

The process of repealing Obamacare and replacing it with something far better begins Nov. 2.

Robert Olson


Long live Old Edna!

I found your article and photographs in the June 30 Tribune about Old Edna wonderful (“Reconnecting with the past”). Some friends and I were the first to rent the Old Edna Victorian house after the Tognazzinis sold it to an investment group back in 1975.

When we lived there, we just loved being in the country. The calming effect of a little creek that ran alongside the old road was soothing. We also were curious about the newly planted vineyards in the property adjacent to our place. Little did we know then that those grapes would become part of a huge new wine industry on the Central Coast. We also had a pet turkey on the property!

I always thought the old building up front should be turned back into some sort of business. When it finally opened about 10 years ago as an antique store, I was thrilled. Every time I take Price Canyon Road to Highway 227 to San Luis Obispo, it warms my heart to see how the place has been lovingly restored and cherished by so many. Long live Old Edna! It’s a special place.

Anna Scott