dear pat toomey, bob casey and entire US senate….

As your constituent and as an American I’m asking you to protect all Americans by opposing the American Health Care Act.

This harmful bill gives billions to special interests while dramatically increasing costs for older Americans. This bill includes an “age tax” that would allow insurance companies to charge older Americans five times more — or even higher — for their health coverage than everyone else. On top of that, it reduces tax credits.

Together, these changes could cost older people up to $13,000 more a year. It also weakens Medicare, and could cost people with pre-existing conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease more than $25,000 a year in premiums. 

It simply isn’t fair for older (or any) Americans to see their costs skyrocket, while insurance and drug companies get even richer. I expect my legislators to represent my interests — not those of special interests — and oppose the AHCA.

I am a breast cancer survivor. I have been self-pay on my insurance for years because of loopholes that already exist for smaller businesses – even though my former employer years ago kept himself covered he didn’t keep any of us covered. But even before the affordable care act I always kept myself covered with benefits. However in 2011 I developed breast cancer. So if you go forward with this act, I will not have coverage. You literally might be dooming me to death.

You all cannot stand idly by and allow this country to continue to disintegrate. You should not want to stand idly by and watch your constituents face the possibility of death because they can’t get health coverage due to pre-existing conditions. 

 Is the affordable care act perfect? No because one of the flaws in the system that neither political party ever wishes to address is the actual reformation of the insurance companies themselves. That’s where a huge problem lies. 

 Completely removing the affordable care act and the protections that millions of us wanted for decades to be able to have is not right. 
Allowing certain factions of politics to govern the entire country is not right. We aren’t monopoly pieces on the game board. We are human beings. Human beings that will be paying for your health care and everything you want through our taxes while you remove our ability to have coverage. I don’t mean to be rude, but I’m not a slave and I never signed up to live on a political plantation. 

Say no to Trump Care. I don’t care what political party you are, do the right thing – for once.

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About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.
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One Response to dear pat toomey, bob casey and entire US senate….

  1. Pazlo says:

    That whole aspect of our society is so out of control.
    Sometimes I think I’ll be better off if I die young.
    Sad to think, but alas, true.
    Thanks for your voice, and keep up the fight for the next generation!

    Seek peace,

    Paz

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