To the editor:
Not long ago I chanced to have a conversation with a senior citizen opposed to that “horrible socialistic” program called the Affordable Care Act. When asked how someone without health insurance could afford to get necessary medical care, she replied, “Oh, I don’t know. Let them have a bake sale.” It appears our Kansas legislators agree with her. None of them want to appear heartless by telling sick folk to “drop dead,” but that is exactly what they mean. The woman I talked with didn’t care. After all, she was covered by that “horrible socialistic” program called Medicare. Strange as it may seem, she didn’t volunteer to give it up.
Our U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins isn’t willing to give up her taxpayer-financed health care either. While working overtime to deny uninsured Kansans that same blanket of security, she continues to tell constituents that she has their interests at heart. What interests are those, Rep. Jenkins? You’re against a living wage for workers, against health insurance for the uninsured, against an expansion of Medicaid, against farmers and their interests, against pretty much anything that would help Kansans survive.
Why do we keep electing such irresponsible people to represent us? It’s one of the dark mysteries that continues to haunt us.