To The Daily Sun,
What ever happened to “government FOR the PEOPLE?” How could our current president possible consider “just let Obamacare fail,” with blatant disregard for all the lives and businesses which might be lost by that tactic?
I furthermore seriously question how it is that so many members of Congress who claim to value the sanctity of life, actually back all these various health care proposals which could harm so many? If one values Life, how about working to figure out how to take care of the currently living by guaranteeing health care to all, no matter one’s age, monetary means, or pre-existing conditions?
When I hear Speaker Ryan and others extolling how the “free market system” will be best, I wonder two major things: 1. Have they never been financially stressed? 2. Have they never had to contend with a serious health issue? The free-market system works well for many things, but it totally depends on the individual having the money to buy the product. It’s fine to forgo eating out at an expensive restaurant or getting a new piece of clothing if you don’t have the money, but if your child develops cancer, you will want the best possible health care no matter what. And when a family is dealing with a serious health crisis, emotions running high, it is so difficult to analyze all the possible options for care, much less try to shop around for the cheapest MRI. And remember, it is the “free market system” that has brought us Big Pharma and the $300+ epi-pen.
Keep your eyes on the ball. With all the drama swirling around President Trump, it is easy to lose track of some very important changes transpiring that could affect our lives for years. While I’m not sure what the health care revision status will be by the time this is published, the threat of harm to many of us will still be on the table. Call your representatives to let them know what impact it would have on you. Thank those who have been representing us well. Contact Governor Sununu who, as a Republican governor, could have some influence on the outcome. Tell your story to others. Stand up for our future!
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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