Health care bill’s consequences for Medicaid recipients
Re: “The faces of Medicaid,” July 9 news story.
I want to thank The Denver Post for your story putting a face to Medicaid. I have worked in the field of human services for some 25 years. Working for people with disabilities, mostly people with developmental disabilities and those suffering from traumatic brain injuries, I can attest to the positive results of providing the oneon-one services Medicaid provides.
I would suggest that our representatives spend a day or more in the company of a family with a member currently receiving Medicaid benefits. I would further suggest that Donald Trump’s base let him know that this is not what they signed on for. And I would ask every voter and members of Congress to keep in mind that there for the grace of God go I. Denis Gessing, Castle Rock
Thanks for the very informative article, including personal consequences of what would happen if the current Senate health care bill is passed. After reading your article, how could anyone vote for that bill? Send this article to your senators, no matter where you live. Call or write them and ask them for a bill that affordably covers all Americans, no tricks, no hidden tax cuts, no cutting millions off health care insurance. In these troubled times, it is the voices of constituents that will carry the day for all Americans. Willie Dickerson, Snohomish, Wash.
Yes, yes, I know — all those folks with physical and/or mental disabilities who may lose their Medicaid. I don’t want that to happen either. But how about the many able-bodied Medicaid enrollees who don’t have a job or the fact that 45 percent of babies born in America every year are to mothers who are covered by Medicaid?
These folks may be eligible for Medicaid because of their low income, but much of that condition is the result of poor decisions and choices made by themselves. I don’t see why I, as a taxpayer, should be paying for someone else’s bad choices. Choices come with consequences and it’s about time these folks were responsible for their own. Harriet Rosen, Denver