Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor | Cruel decisions

I really wish I could say something good about U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson’s voting record.

But I cannot, because Thompson continues to vote against the interests of people of this district.

On April 10, Thompson voted for House Resolution 96. This would abolish Medicare as we know it and force elderly people to try to select from among plans offered by insurance companies.

Thompson seems unaware that the reason we have Medicare is that the insurance market did not work for senior citizens.

In his final years, there is no way my father would have been able to select the insurance plan that was best for him. Medicare has been a blessing for him and millions of other Americans. But Thompson would take this security away from them.

The resolution also would repeal Obamacare.

I have a friend in her mid-40s who recently was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Before Obamacare, she would have been uninsurable. But thanks to Obamacare, she can now get affordable insurance.

Thompson would take that protection away from her and from millions of other people.

I am left to wonder how Thompson can be so cruel.

Robert Baillie, State College