Letters to the Editor

Letter: Colorado contrast

March 20, 2014


To the editor:

I was listening to National Public Radio Tuesday morning and was surprised to hear that Colorado took $188 million in federal dollars to set up its own state health care exchange AND it is successful! They did this in case the Affordable Care Act was not implemented, and this bipartisan decision is successful. They wanted to construct their own guidelines and not have to depend on healthcare.gov .

Who knows, maybe some of the $32 million that Gov. Brownback rejected went to our neighboring state. We all should by now be totally disgusted with this renegade governor and his Koch-funded cohorts in Topeka. Kansas, too, could be helping the uninsured like Colorado and Kentucky instead of throwing them under the bus. I, for one, am tired of Gov. Brownback’s empty rhetoric. As Abraham Lincoln once famously said “He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.” 


Paul R Getto 4 years, 3 months ago

Good points, but it is too late to get the Posse back in their Clown car. Only the voters can do this in the Fall.

Richard Heckler 4 years, 2 months ago

Yes and expanding medicaid would bring tons of our tax $$$$$$$ back to our communities yet Sam Brownback said no.

Our federal government will fund 100% of medicaid expansion initially then no less than 90% after 2017 I believe. What a great way to help boost local economies yet that governor Brownback said NO!

Sam Brownback simply is NOT capable of making the best tax dollar decisions. The personal agenda of ALEC is lodged in his brain.

Vote him out of office.

Bob Smith 4 years, 2 months ago

On the other hand, Oregon burned through $300 million federal dollars for their website and got zippo.

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