Letter to the Editor
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