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Letters to President Obama


Donald LeBrun, Palm Coast, Florida

February 5, 2014

Mr. President,

I am not one prone to writing politicians on any topic but the recent reporting that we would lose over 2 million jobs as a result of the ACA is simply too much for me to ignore.

I turned 62 last fall and had hoped to retire and give my wife the attention I have failed to provide while trying to make a living. The problem was health insurance; I had a kidney transplant several years ago and while I could get insurance, I could not afford to do so. It was looking like I would have to wait until 65 and social security. With the ACA, we were able to find a plan, which while more than we paid through my employer, is affordable.

I retired last week and I am realizing how wonderful a person my wife really is.

Without the ACA, I simply could not have retired at 62.

I was in a management position which will be filled from within the organization but a new person will be hired to maintain the number of employees.

So, yes, some folks will leave the workforce, but many of those folks are like me - looking for a path to early retirement. For us it was a choice, and a good one at that!

Thank you,

Don & Diana LeBrun