Mitch McCon­nell and Se­nate GOP’s health care bill

The Denver Post - - PERSPECTIVE -

Re: “Fac­ing GOP op­po­si­tion, Se­nate lead­ers post­pone vote to over­haul Oba­macare,” June 28 news story.

Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell said on Tues­day that he de­ferred a vote on Trump­care un­til he could make 50 peo­ple (Repub­li­can sen­a­tors) “more com­fort­able.” This state­ment shows how my­opic Sen. McCon­nell’s eye­sight is. He can see only his own kind. He needs to make 22 mil­lion Amer­i­cans more com­fort­able with a tax on the poor, and those who live in ru­ral Amer­ica. Our leg­is­la­tors are in of­fice to serve the pop­u­lace, not their spe­cific party in­ter­ests. Oba­macare has served Amer­i­cans. The GOP should see this.

Nor­man K. Whit­comb, Den­ver

It’s time for Amer­i­cans to ad­mit that we have be­come a coun­try of serfs ruled by a House of Lords. If this was ever in doubt, the se­crecy of the Se­nate’s health care bill should be a wake-up call. If we, the peas­ants (the 99 per­cent/true Amer­i­cans, whichever name you pre­fer) truly want Wash­ing­ton to en­act mean­ing­ful health care re­form, the an­swer is sim­ple: De­mand a con­sti­tu­tional amend­ment that re­quires all elected of­fi­cials be cov­ered by Med­i­caid un­til the age of 65, when they con­vert to Medi­care.

As long as the House of Lords con­tinue to re­ceive tax­payer-funded, gold-plated health in­sur­ance, they will con­tinue to kow­tow to those with a fi­nan­cial in­ter­est in lim­it­ing health care to the masses. Un­til their self­in­ter­est is aligned with ours, ex­pect noth­ing but empty rhetoric.

Rich Kes­sel, High­lands Ranch

I’m one Demo­crat who is hop­ing the Repub­li­can health care bill passes and Don­ald Trump signs it. It’s time that ru­ral vot­ers feel the con­se­quences of their ac­tions in the vot­ing booth once and for all. Maybe then they will ap­pre­ci­ate the con­cept of an ed­u­cated voter.

An­drew Baird, Ev­er­green

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