To the Editor:
The majority of the citizens in the 8th District support ObamaCare. The Affordable Health Care Act of 2009 shows that Obama does care. It took over 100 years to pass meaningful health care reform and yet Cravaack wants to repeal it. It has tried 33 times and hasn’t accomplished it. At the same time, the House hasn’t passed Obama’s Job Creation bill. In fact, it hasn’t voted on it once. Interestingly, ObamaCare is modeled after a similar act passed and signed by Governor Romney, except in the federal act it is illegal to use federal funds to pay for an abortion, and in Romney’s version, abortions were a mandated service.
Cravaack hosts pre-screened teleconferences, giving the false impression that he listens to the voters in our district. I have listened to several and tried to ask questions. Cravaack, also says he would support some of the features of ObamaCare, e.g. coverage of adult children to age 26. What about all the other positive features in the act, e.g. can’t deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, expanded drug coverage for seniors, help for small businesses that cannot afford to provide coverage to their employees, and coverage for 45 million Americans without coverage and improved coverage for most Americans.
Ok, so the Republicans don’t want to give Obama credit. On the other hand, Cravaack is acting like an ideologue on this issue and his teleconference tactics are fraudulent.
Bob Walz, North Branch