We Need Obamacare

Dear Editor,

Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of Americans were charged more or denied health care coverage because they had a pre-existing condition like diabetes, arthritis or cancer. Now, elected officials – with the support of the Trump administration – are trying to send us back to that failed system by overturning the ACA in court.

Now, more than ever, we need our elected leaders, like Sen. Thom Tillis, to protect the ACA. But sadly, he’s nowhere to be found. Instead of protecting affordable health care, Tillis has repeatedly voted to repeal the ACA, and has actively voted to make care more expensive for North Carolina seniors.

It’s time we hold politicians like Sen. Tillis accountable. If the ACA is overturned, 1.7 million North Carolinians face the failed system we know doesn’t work. People will lose their health coverage, premiums will skyrocket for those with pre-existing conditions and too many struggling North Carolinians won’t get the care they need. North Carolinians need a fighter, but it’s clear we can’t count on Sen. Tillis.

Debbie Denton



Halford Great County Finance Officer

Dear Editor,

Mike Halford was a great finance officer. I am sure he will be missed by commissioners, administration and department heads. 

Best wishes, Mike.

Billie Pierce