Sunday, February 19, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3433, February 19th, 2017


(Photo: Fox 56)
There were 200 people on Courthouse Square on Sunday at high noon on this beautiful summer like day. The peaceful, unpaid protest focused in on the Republican party's long lasting desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The Republican plan to replace it would leave tens of thousands without health insurance. 
There is talk that the new Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price would set up a voucher program as well as privatize Medicare.
Our two area representatives US Senator Bob Casey and Congressman Matt Cartwright promised they'll fight any plan to repeal Obamacare.
Senator Casey said, “It’s a matter of basic justice. If you don’t have healthcare you can’t live a full life, and sometimes you lose your life because you don’t have the protections of healthcare. So this isn’t some theoretical debate, this is a matter of basic justice. And we’re going to make sure we fight anyone in our way who tries to destroy the Medicaid program and rip away the protections of the ACA.” (Fox 56)
The big thing here is that 200 people converged on the Square to make certain people understand what the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would impact. There was a great dign that read, "You can't be Pro Life and against the ACA". 
Yep the GOP wants to tell people how to run their bodies, deny women preventative natal care for the babies they so fervently want to protect but then fight against this program. 
By the way, Congressman Lou Barletta, Tom Marino and Senator Pat Toomey are pretty much in hiding this weekend.


At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a great dign that read, "You can't be Pro Life and against the ACA".

That is stupid, considering medical mistakes are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 50% of those deaths were for conditions that would not have caused death, the ACA could actually lead to more deaths.


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