Letters to the Editor

Rice letter: Health care

Medicaid is important. Coverage for pre-existing conditions is important. Coverage of essential benefits is important.

What is not important is tax cuts for the rich. What is not viable is sending money to the states to operate this massive program. What is not acceptable is leaving millions without health care, millions unemployed because of health care workers unemployed and thousands of rural hospitals closed.

I’m asking Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch to vote no for repeal of ACA. Be a statesman and work with the Democrats to fix ACA. Be an ethical human being and do not sabotage it with restrictive legislation.

Nancy Rice, Boise