Letter to the Editor

BY DI READERS | JULY 02, 2012 6:30 AM

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Supreme Court decision a relief

To say that the June 29 decision is a relief is an understatement. Two months ago, I left my job and my group policy to fulfill my dream of owning my own business. I worked hard, and I opened a frozen yogurt shop in Iowa City called Yotopia.

While pursuing my dream, I never imagined I wouldn't be able to buy health insurance. Because of a pre-existing condition, I was denied individual health coverage.

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act means millions of small-business owners such as me will be able to pursue their dreams of opening a small business without the fear of being denied health-care coverage because of a pre-existing condition. 

I am tired of Mitt Romney and the Republicans misleading Americans, saying this law is stifling small-business growth. This ruling gives more Americans the confidence and reassurance of knowing that if you want to open a small business, you don't have to sacrifice your health-care coverage. And the more small businesses are created in our communities, more jobs will be added, and our economy will continue to grow.

Veronica Tessler
Iowa City resident

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