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Letter: Bad health care bill

To the Editor:

With the pressure on, I keep watching how Rep. Hultgren responds to his constituents. He will only take appointments at his McHenry office with people he knows to be his supporters. When his constituents request a town hall meeting, he responds with an event in which he answers submitted questions with no chance for a response.

Rep. Hultgren voted for the Financial Choice Act which rolls back consumer protections and puts us back in the same spot before the financial crisis. Now, Rep. Hultgren votes for Trumpcare. Democrats did not get a copy of the legislation and amendments, and it was pushed through without a Congressional budget office report. How can you vote on a bill without knowing what it costs and how many people it will affect?

The last CBO report on March 13, 2017, reported Trumpcare would reduce Medicaid by 880 million, and 24 million would lose their insurance. There is a claim that pre-existing conditions are covered in Trumpcare and that is partly true. Basically, individual states will be allowed to charge super high rates for those people.

What I do know is that with something so personal and important to our families and ourselves, Hultgren cannot even take the time for honest debate and discovery or reach out to his constituents. No major medical organization supported this bill. We all want good health care, and people shouldn’t have to choose if they can afford to live. 

Pat Varda

McHenry

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