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Letter: Republicans turn blind eye to Medicaid expansion




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May 14, 2014 | 3,451 views | 13 comments

Editor:

Republican politicians like Texas Sen. Donna Campbell make a big deal about being Christians when campaigning, yet when it comes to caring for the least among us, she and other Republicans like Sen. Dan Patrick turn a blind eye. They had a golden opportunity to make the lives of hundreds of thousands of Texans better by expanding Medicaid as offered by Obamacare. Campbell and Patrick chose to play politics instead and now, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, an estimated 1,261 Texans will die needlessly every year simply for lack of medical insurance. My old Catholic school principal, Sister Agnes, would not call that Christian behavior.

Another recently published study in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicates that expanding health-insurance coverage saves one life for every 830 people covered. The group of Harvard researchers used Massachusetts as a reference since the state provided the model for Obamacare in the 2006 legislation signed by then-Gov. Romney.

So if conservatives in Texas really want to act on their Christian principles, they’ll vote Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor and Dan Boone for Texas Senate because they’ll work to expand Medicaid and save the lives of our neighbors, co-workers, and employees and their families.

JC DUFRESNE

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4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Spriungs  
May 20, 2014 10:47am
 
The writer of this is not quite as dumb as dirt, but almost. This person does not know what a bait and switch is do they? Obama wanted to pay for Medicaid for the first 2 or 3 years, but then the state would have to pick up ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
May 17, 2014 7:39pm
 
Pete..... Are you jerking someone's chain of just spreading a bit of humor ?

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
May 17, 2014 5:16pm
 
Pete, I think you are thanking the non-existent if you're truly an atheist.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
May 17, 2014 5:15pm
 
JC..... What would Sister Anges say about abortion ???????

 
Pete  
Wilson County  
May 17, 2014 5:10pm
 
Thank god I'm an atheist.

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
May 17, 2014 3:28pm
 
JC, And, if we demand that everyone in San Antonio buy car insurance, how many lives will be saved? Just askin'!

 
David F.  
San Antonio  
May 15, 2014 5:29pm
 
JC, you are extremely confused. Under the current ideology of the democrats you would never make it to needy. Yo mama has the license to pull your plug before you are born. Why do these killers deem themselves as the ones looking ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
May 15, 2014 1:53pm
 
Oh Wendy, Oh don't you pee for me. For I come from Alabama with Plan B on my knee. Having eliminated over 50 million potential Democrat voters, how is the Democrat going to survive ?

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
May 15, 2014 11:35am
 
As for Leticia Van de Putte, I like to call her the coward of Texas. She was one of the eleven who left Texas and hid in New Mexico. A cry baby who says if I don't get my way, I will take my toys to New Mexico. I don't ... More ›

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
May 15, 2014 11:28am
 
When do Christians starting doing God's work through the church? To bad, Mr. Boone doesn't appear to be religious man so why would Christians vote for him? Exactly why is Mr. Boone running? Not financial responsibility or ... More ›

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