Today I received a form response from your office reacting to a letter I wrote you several months ago in opposition of your plans to strip tens of millions of people from their health insurance. I just replied to that response, but since I got an autoreply that your mailbox “is not monitored,” I guess this will have to do.
You wrote that, “Despite inaccurate reports to the contrary, these proposals would have all permitted federal funding for Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid, the joint state-federal program for very low-income and disabled Americans.” You added that the legislation you supported “would have required a state to pay the same share – on average 43 percent – as the state pays for every other traditional Medicaid enrollee (the disabled, blind, aged, etc.). The federal government would have paid the lion’s share of cost (57 percent) for working-age, able-bodied, childless adults,” and implied that this would have been sufficient to meet the healthcare needs of the American people.
You, sir, are a liar.
You know perfectly well that states are incapable of funding health insurance subsidies in the same way that the federal government does (if for no other reason than that states are not legally permitted to go into debt), and that any attempt to do so will bankrupt our very own state. I will do everything in my power to unseat you in your next election, and will be sure to use my blessing of a widescale audience to enlist others to do the same.
I’d offer to sit down and have an actual conversation about this, man to man. But considering your notoriety for hiding from your own constituents, I have a feeling you won’t take me up on my offer. And clearly, anything I say will fall on deaf ears. Speaking of which, if you ever do go deaf, I hope you enjoy the hearing aids that your own government insurance will provide you with. The better to hear the news reports of all the people who will have their lives destroyed or ended because you took their insurance away. I hope you hear every one of those voices, and I hope they haunt you to your soul, if you even have one anymore.
PS: Thanks for your vote today to prevent consumers like me from waging class-action suits against banks and credit companies when they commit negligence or outright fraud; it’s not like we’ve had problems with that recently or anything.
You truly are despicable.