The reasons we all need health insurance is because health care costs are out of control, yet in my view, Congress is running a misdirection play.

Editor’s Note: This letter references a letter from Judi Sharp of Lake Ozark, “Affordable Care Act should be repaired, not replaced with current bill in the U.S. Senate,” published in the July 13 Lake Sun.

I have done my best to stay away from the discussions or get involved in the ACA vs. whatever plans going on right now but after reading Judi Sharp’s views, which I agree with in today’s world, sadly there is much more to be said.

I love misdirection plays! They don't always work in sports, but in Congress and our government, they seem to always work! Arguing about which healthcare plan is best and which one will be best or that will become final is not the real issue. The reasons we all need health insurance is because health care costs are out of control, yet in my view, Congress is running a misdirection play.

Here is the real problems, in my opinion: 1) outrageous health care costs, 2) outrageous pharmacy costs and 3) outrageous insurance costs to help pay part of the outrageous health care costs and pharmacy costs!

So what Congress is really doing is not addressing the real problem of healthcare, pharmacy costs and insurance but figuring out a way to get America to jointly pay to allow these costs to continue to be out of control! Congress is working on the wrong thing. Health care costs, medication costs and insurance need to be investigated, and some financial sense brought to costs; otherwise the government insurance issue merry-go-round will continue and get worse and worse! Congress only seems to know how to fix healthcare when it is for Congress! And the taxpayers pay for that too!

If nothing intelligent is done by Congress, the only solution is as Judi suggests and costs will continue to spiral out of control!

And, understand the healthcare merry-go-round will go on as an emotional issue and will eventually wind up the same as Social Security and Medicare, totally underfunded.

But insurance companies and healthcare professionals will be doing “JUST FINE.”