Letters to the Editor

Hayes letter: GOP, CHIP

On Thursday (June 7) U.S. House Republicans voted to eliminate $15 million of what they called “wasteful spending.” Nearly half of that $15 million was funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. On Friday (June 8), the Center for Disease Control reported that the 2017-2018 flu season set a record for child flu deaths.

House Republicans, including Rep. Simpson and Rep. Labrador, consider spending to keep children from dying to be wasteful — please remember that when you vote.

David Hayes, Boise

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