21 October 2014
Since our current representative in Congress has voted innumerable times to cancel the Affordable Care Act, (40 plus times), proving he is opposed to providing health care for hundreds of thousands of poor people and many of those who have fallen on hard times because of medical bills, I believe it’s time for a change for the 5th District. Mr. Hurt is not only opposed to the ACA but he and his party offer no alternative plan which further proves his opposition to health care for the uninsured. It would seem he just wants the whole matter to just go away. That is not going to happen. It is working.
President Obama had the courage to put forth this bill, not perfect I understand, but a needed protection and coverage for the poor and those with pre-existing conditions who could not get any coverage or could only get insurance at unaffordable costs. As many know, the other very important feature of this bill is that parents can include their children up to age 26 on their policies.
Every other first world country and many, many third world countries provide health care for their citizens. Here we are the richest country in the world and we’re reluctant to act out our moral responsibilities to the poor. We’re still wasting time arguing about it in Congress.