To The Daily Sun,
I am writing in regards to a letter in this paper last Friday from a constituent and supporter of state Senator Jeanie Forrester, where he stated he attended her announcement speech that she is running for governor.
He stated, "I heard her say that she will be the governor for the people. I did not hear for 'some' of the people. I did not hear she would be the governor of 'her' people. I heard she will be the governor for 'all' the people."
Au contraire. Two days later she voted against the Medicaid expansion which currently serves 48,000 low-income New Hampshire residents. Thankfully, it did pass without her vote, but her vote speaks volumes about her perception of being "for the people."
There were a number of other things she said that evening that she supported such as:
— Support and preserve Second Amendment rights.
— Protect the life of the unborn child.
— She will take the pledge.
Why the distinction between the unborn and those already born? Don't they deserve protection as well?
Her vote not to continue Medicaid expansion tells you she is only for "some of the people."
Last year, New Hampshire hospitals saw a $142 million drop in uncompensated care costs. Members of other health care organizations said Medicaid expansion has helped insure more patients, and kept them financially stable.
I thank the Democratic senators for their unanimous vote and the six Republican senators who did vote "for the people" and decided that Medicaid expansion is working and is a good deal.
Another Forrester constituent.
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