Thank you for the balanced and informative articles on the Affordable Care Act in Sunday’s edition. The obvious benefits of this landmark legislation have been lost in partisan politics and exaggeration.

I have a sneaking suspicion that one party in our political landscape is very worried that once this overhaul of our health care system is up and running, the benefits will become obvious to those who now have coverage and Obamacare will never be overturned. We have certainly been seeing brinksmanship politics in the last few days.

Having lived and worked in Canada and New Zealand, I know any politician in those countries who would try and oust their universal coverage would not win an election to the local school board. Although imperfect, this step toward providing coverage rather than bankruptcy to the ill and uninsured in our country could help the nation with the most technologically advanced medicine actually begin to provide the best care.

Michael Hudson