I watched “The Today Show” on NBC on Oct. 30, and it featured a story about the Ohio State University marching band.

The band performed a musical routine accompanied by a complex marching scheme that showed us human and other figures in motion. One looked like Michael Jackson’s moon walk. Others were of Superman logos and other identifiable and moving objects. The whole thing was very impressive.

What I took from that was the fact that when a group of people works very hard together to perform a chosen task, a beautiful result is the product of that effort. Were the band members to fight each other and not work in unison, the result would have been a cacophony and hardly worth watching.

This brought me to thinking about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). If our so-called leaders would work together to make health care affordable for all instead of fighting each other and trying to gain political points through the fighting, we might actually get a great result — affordable health care for all.

Peter P. Sirois, Madison

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