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Lee E. Tope: Affordable Care Act not so affordable

Well! The Affordable Care Act, has just fallen on us seniors who have paid our taxes, kept our doctors, kept our Medicare, and secondary insurance, et. al.

We just received our 2014 Federal tax forms from our accountant. We were informed that we had not signed up

For the Affordable Care Act, during 2014, that our refund will be reduced by $xxx.xx according to line 61 form 1040.

Excuse me! Did I not hear the president say “You can keep your doctor?” and “You can keep your present insurance?”

Well! We kept our doctors, we kept our health insurance (which we have had since 1954, and Medicare since 1991).

I called our accountant and was told, “call the IRS or send an amended 1040 tax return and good luck.”

Why are we being fined when we were in compliance with the Affordable Care Act by maintaining health insurance?

It seems to fall on all us seniors, who are on fixed incomes and can least afford the money and time to

fix this very unfair law. That refund could have been spent on local merchants.

Lee E. Tope

Grass Valley

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