Dear Senator Cornyn: We have invested much of our tax dollars into programs like Senators, Representatives, State Legislators, and even Presidents - "these programs aren't showing any results" in fact, it has been shown that those programs: Senators, Representatives, State Legislators, and even Presidents, have time and time again "failed to deliver on their promises". The "compassionate" thing for us to do is to cut off your life line completely, we're not going give you anymore money unless you can guarantee that money will be used in a proper function. Supporting the people of this country should come first and not your lobbyists or campaign contributors. We pay your salaries and benefits thru our taxes. Time to stand up for what's morally right. Since President Trump has been in office, we tax payers have had to foot the bill of his $3M weekends in Florida, the cost of Secret Service to accompany his children on their worldwide business and vacation travel, and the cost for his wife and son in NYC. This is money that could be spent on programs that you are so eager to cut from the budget including a healthcare bill that is really not "healthcare". Again, it is time to stand up for what is morally right. and not your lobbyists or campaign contributors.
This is not a fix and you know it. More people will be uninsured and older people will pay twice what they pay now and by reducing Medicaid it really will cause even more to lose health care. They did not want more problems with health care but solutions to a few problems. You did not fix anything.
Vote NO on Trumpcare-Repubicancare or whatever you want to call it.
We voted in the President, House Members, and Senate Members to repeal obamacare, not put a dang bandaid on it so every Democrat can beat us over the head when it fails too, and it will fail as sure as the sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning.VOTE NO on this crap, stop listening to the leadership and vote the right way because honestly it's getting old being ignored with your votes on certain issues, it just so happens they are what the leadership is pushing.
How would this be any different than Medicaid if you are still forcing tax payers to fund and subsidize it? Still socialism. Still government dependence.
If people over 40 are allowed to be upcharged 5 times what under 40's are charged, the death spiral in the pool will continue. The healthy people will simply drop their coverage. If a greater portion of Americans' discretionary income is going to health insurance, what does that do to the rest of the economy? You should mandate to the carriers that any carrier that does business in the group market in that particular state should have to participate in the exchange. Ryan's plan states "participating" carrier requirements and that is a very sneaky out for the insurance companies, Senator.
While it is true that the government may save some money down the line, the truth of the matter is that healthcare will not be improved. You're simply shifting the money used to pay for it to older, sicker, poorer people initially, and to everybody eventually.
Because the sick, old, and poor won't be able to afford the costs, they will have to delay medical care until they need emergency services, and then they simply won't be able to pay it.
This means we lose a potential person in our economy, someone who may have instead used their money to support local shops. But, worse yet, it also forces hospitals to raise costs for everyone else who has insurance in order to cover the emergency costs of the people who can't possibly pay it back. That means rising insurance costs, rising deductibles, rising out-of-pocket payments for everybody.
We pay for everyone's health, one way or another. And because paying for prevention is much cheaper than healing after the fact, we should all strive to make healthcare affordable for everybody.
Mr Cornyn, Please pray on your decisions with this new healthcare bill. Many of those less fortunate have put their trust in you to think of them and do what you know in your heart is right. May God bless and guide your decisions. We the people of Texas are counting on you to vote with us in mind and not for political gain. There for the grace of God, we must all go, with you leading the way.
Agree, one pitch ball on this one. I am still trying to figure out how individual citizens' healthcare is a problem for the government to solve. But, I think feeding the "public" with other peoples' hard-earned (tax) money without the "donor" getting a say regarding items recipients can buy is wrong headed thinking. Think hard on this one.
How is removing basic guaranteed coverage of the essential health benefits something that will help anyone? Getting the cost of insurance down, at the expense of basic health coverage helps no one. Providing that a person can afford it in the first place, freedom to choose a suitable insurance plan should not be a life or death decision. Vote NO to the AHCA! Millions of people that will lose coverage under the current proposed plan should not suffer in order for the rich to receive tax breaks!
DID YOU SIGN THIS LETTER AS ALLEGED ========= Despite voters making clear during the election that jobs for American workers were a top priority, not to mention the obscene percentage of working-age Americans not engaged in the workforce, roughly a third of the U.S. Senate wants to continue importing tens of thousands of unskilled foreign workers annually to fill jobs in this country.
Breitbart recently reported on a letter sent by a bipartisan group of senators to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that urged him to make efforts to ensure that every single available H-2B “blue-collar” visa be awarded to an eligible business in need of more cheap labor.
The request came following the return of a cap on the program that limited H-2B visas to only 66,000 annually, a significant drop from the 264,000 visas authorized under the 2016 budget. That number was lowered to the normal normal level after an incredible backlash from voters.
The letter, which was written by Republican North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, was joined by 30 other senators who are asking DHS chief Kelly to conduct an audit of the H-2B program and ensure that any remaining visas are properly issued to eligible businesses.
Fearing that the lowered cap for the year would soon be reached, and citing figures from 2015 which revealed about 5,000 H-2B visas went un-issued, the senators asked that any unused visas from the first half of the year be applied toward the second half.
As NumbersUSA noted, the H-2B visas generally go to unskilled foreign laborers who work in a variety of low-skilled jobs that could be filled by the scores of unskilled American workers without the education or experience to obtain higher paying jobs.