In rejecting the recent Cassidy-Graham attempt to gut the Affordable Care Act and throw millions of Americans off health insurance, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter showed Idaho voters who their two U.S. senators and 1st District congressman actually serve. And it’s not Idaho families.
Here’s a guess as to whose interests matter to anti-ACAers Risch, Crapo and Labrador more than those of Idaho families: 1) The for-profit health care industry; 2) Insurance companies whose profit comes from denying health care to citizens; 3) Anti-union business groups and right-wing billionaires, who know that a health care-secure American workforce will be more bold in advocating for their interests, to include telling the boss to take his job and shove it; 4) Mean, older right-wing hypocrites who already enjoy taxpayer-funded (socialized single-payer) health insurance, aka Medicare, and now don’t want to pay taxes so others can have what they’ve got; 5) Racist fools who would rather allow fellow citizens (largely children) to suffer and even die rather than let a black president succeed in improving the lives and health of all Americans.
Let’s repeal and replace these elected officials, for betraying Idaho families and playing politics with our health and lives.
Chris Norden, Moscow