Let­ter to the Ed­i­tor

Springfield Sun - - NEWS -

Do you care that the ‘ex­treme bud­get’ slashes Med­i­caid?

To the Ed­i­tor: Do you think the poor are lazy rip-offs who are all on wel­fare (Med­i­caid)? Do you de­plore the dis­abled who are fak­ers and steal So­cial Se­cu­rity Dis­abil­ity ben­e­fits (like my brother who has schizophre­nia and lives in a de­press­ing al­beit safe and car­ing Med­i­caid per­sonal care home)? Do you con­demn the 1.75 mil­lion vet­er­ans who rely on Med­i­caid for health­care cov­er­age? Do you dis­ap­prove of and re­sent your sick, el­derly par­ents who live in a nurs­ing home (AARP says 65 per­cent of se­niors in nurs­ing homes are sup­ported pri­mar­ily by Med­i­caid)?

If this is how you feel, then you don’t care that Trump and Pat Toomey’s bud­get pro­posal se­verely slashes Med­i­caid. But if the Trump/toomey ex­treme bud­get passes, and you, for ex­am­ple, have par­ents in a nurs­ing home, you bet­ter quit your job, build an ad­di­tion, go to med­i­cal school, and de­clare bank­ruptcy be­cause mom and dad are mov­ing in – if the bank lets you keep your house, that is. Trump and Toomey: just two pa­tri­ots who need that Med­i­caid money to in­crease the mil­i­tary bud­get and build a wall even if it means kick­ing your par­ents out of the home. Claire Gaw­inow­icz


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