- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)14
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
I noticed a comment in your paper the other day by Bekki Cook concerning the Affordable Care Act and payment, by insurers, for preventive medicine.
Coincidentally, today, I received a check from the health insurer for my business. I am an owner of a local small business. Today I received a check from our insurer in the amount of $3,173.17, which represents a rebate "required by the Affordable Care Act."
Under the act, no more than 20 percent of premiums collected by a health insurance carrier may be spent on administrative costs; 80 percent of the premiums must be spent on health care services such as doctor and hospital bills and activities to improve health care quality. Imagine that! Eighty percent of premiums have to be spent for health care. Otherwise, you get money back.
The more you learn about Obamacare, the more you like it.
JOHN L. COOK, Cape Girardeau