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Letter: We cannot ignore the needs of those less fortunate

The fact that I was blessed with affordable insurance including regular preventative care saved my life twice. Had I been uninsured and forced to wait until my cancer revealed itself by bleeding or pain, I might well have died receiving emergency hospital care that came to late. For this reason I have fought long and hard for the Affordable Care Act.

As a pro-life Christian who has always had insurance, I cannot ignore the needs of those less fortunate. I must work for a society in which no one is denied lifesaving medical care because of the inability to pay.

The current law is not perfect. The reality is that many of the law’s flaws come from the fact that Obamacare is a compromise largely dependent on private insurance. However, it does represent the best hope we have of achieving a caring society where no one dies for lack of access to health care. When the current website disaster is a distant memory, Americans will have the security of knowing that whatever happens they will always have access to quality affordable health care.



Legacy Comments1

The Great President Ronald Reagan made sure NOBODY ever dies from lack of health care when he passed The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) as part of (COBRA). It requires hospitals to provide care to anyone needing emergency healthcare treatment regardless of citizenship, legal status or ability to pay. What liberals want is for somebody else to pay for it

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