Time to oppose GOP health bill
WHY IS THE Senate GOP developing a health care plan behind closed doors, not allowing the usual committee discussions or any public input? ...What are they afraid of? They are afraid we will understand their health care bill as the tax credit bill it is.
Cutting more than $880 billion from current health programs, denying Medicaid to thousands of children in New Mexico alone and asking governors to fund costs for programs their states can’t afford requires a lack of morality I wouldn’t want to have debated or publicized either. Especially when the money will then be used to give tax breaks to already profiting pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies and those who are well off.
When you have a cap placed on the amount of money that your insurance company will cover in your lifetime, when you are placed in a high-cost pool because of chronic illness or disability and have to pay more for insurance, when you work hard all your life and are not valued because you are too expensive to receive the care you need, thank the Republicans. Please call Sens. (Martin) Heinrich and (Tom) Udall and ask them which Republicans with a conscience they can persuade to be reasonable and vote against this uncaring and unnecessary tax bill giving more to those who already have the most. ANDY TRUJILLO Albuquerque