To the editor:
We have been explaining the health care debate as a “political” debate. I thought so, too, until I saw the real reasons behind “repeal and replace” go to “repeal and hope Congress gets its act together in two years.”
It is no longer a “political” debate! It is now a debate between “good and evil.”
Polls show that a majority of Americans want to keep and fix the Affordable Care Act. The Senate leader, however, will not hear of it and has blocked the minority party from helping. Have you wondered why? This is a hateful act. The people in his state want to keep the ACA (Obamacare). What would drive someone to want to repeal something that has given so many people in his state and other states a new lease on life, the ability to start a new business without worry of health care, and protects the infirm, disabled and elderly?
This Senate leader and many of his party have seemingly taken the stand that only the rich should be able to get health care. Health care has ruined the economic lives of many Americans. The costs are frightening, and it is not because of “failing Obamacare.” They continue to lie about that. No, it is a problem because the leader will not lead and regulate the spiraling premiums, costs of procedures, and pharmaceuticals. It is lobby money in their campaign funds that keep us sick and poor.
This is not politics! Taking the lives from our citizens and giving tax breaks to the rich is not just cruel, it is an act of a callous devil.
Jeanne C. Scown