By Barbara Cummings, El Cajon
March 13, 2017 (Ramona) - I attended the Duncan Hunter town hall in Ramona on SA. Imagine getting in line at 5:30 AM for a 10 AM event to have your congressional rep ridicule and berate you for 90 min. Mr Hunter chose a very small venue in territory that normally hosts Tea Party events. Nevertheless over one thousand constituents showed up.
Having a special needs grandson, I am extremely concerned about the Republican bill that Mr Hunter has touted as being far superior to the ACA. Truth be told, Mr Hunter has no idea what the new bill will do, and appallingly he has no idea of how many of his constituents are on ACA (Obamacare) now. He seems not to care that mental health care, maternity care and subsidies will be removed from his bill. Mr Hunter also stated that he does not believe health care is a right and as long as one has access(regardless if you can afford to access) then he has done his job.
AARP has sent a scathing letter to congress. The AMA and the American Pediatric Society have all said this bill will be a disaster.
I would implore those persons who are leaning in favor of this repeal to do some research. CBO, non partisan budget office stated today that 14-24 million citizens will lose t heir coverage if this legislation passes.
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