I just received an e-mail from Dave Brat requesting a campaign donation because he is “under attack” for supporting the Republican Healthcare Act. Instead of being under attack, Brat needs to be voted out of office because of that support.
Under the Republican Healthcare Act, insurance companies will be allowed to charge older people up to three times more than younger people. Approximately 24 million people will lose their health insurance. Medicaid will be substantially cut and help for those making less than $30,000 will be eliminated. Funding for Planned Parenthood will be eliminated, as well as coverage for childbirth, which currently costs around $30,000.
The list of “preexisting conditions” will cover an enormous range of health issues. Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, acne, Alzheimer’s, anemia, asthma, cerebral palsy, hepatitis, Parkinson’s Disease and renal failure are just a few of the other conditions that insurance companies may determine to be preexisting and choose not to cover. What good is insurance it if doesn’t cover the majority of health problems?
Brat also supports building a wall between the United States and Mexico at an estimated cost of $21 billion. This wall is not necessary and will do more harm than good. It will cause loss of revenue for S. border towns. We need to build our economy, not reduce it.
Twenty-one billion dollars would be better spent by hiring hundreds more border patrol personnel to physically cover the border, thereby eliminating border access by illegal aliens and getting rid of unemployment.
Sorry, Dave, you won’t be getting a penny of my money.
Editor’s Note: This first appeared in the May 25th edition of the Central Virginian, and is re-posted with the author’s permission, and is only available via hard copy or online to paying subscribers.