Fox News Latino
by Alberto Gonzales
October 9, 2013
Last week non-essential parts of the federal government closed for business because certain Republican lawmakers opposed continued funding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Next week has the potential for even greater disruption as federal government officials must reach agreement on raising the federal debt limit which allows the federal government to continue to borrow money. Their failure to do so will prevent the government from paying its existing debts. Given the current stalemate in Washington, it is not surprising the American people have such low regard for our federal leaders.
We need to reform our health care system. As a general matter, I am in favor of measures that make health insurance more affordable, thus making health care available to more Americans. Furthermore, like many Americans, I support provisions of the ACA that require coverage for pre-existing conditions, as well as those that allow family policies to cover children up to the age of 26.