Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor: Presidential election

By October 22, 2020 October 30th, 2020 No Comments

American health care is on the ballot on Nov. 3. Overturning the Affordable Care Act is the official Republican Party policy. On 11/10, the Trump administration will argue before the Supreme Ct that the ACA is unconstitutional.

If the ACA is overturned, protections for preexisting conditions will end. Insurance companies will charge more if you are pregnant, have cancer, or heart disease. Having COVID-19 will be a preexisting condition. Insurance companies will charge women more than men.

Lifetime caps will return. If your lifetime medical expenses hit $1 million, you will have to choose between bankruptcy — so you can qualify for Medicaid — or pay the medical expenses yourself. Preventive care- cancer screenings, mammograms, birth control will no longer be free. Kids won’t be able to stay on their parents insurance till they are 26. Medicaid expansion will end, taking insurance away from 70,000 Idahoans.

These changes apply to ALL insurance, even employer provided insurance.

What can we do? Vote for Biden-Harris. Vote for Paulette Jordan; let Risch retire. Vote for Rudy Soto, not Rep. Fulcher. Vote for Aaron Swisher. Vote like your life depends on it, because it may.

Chris Stroh, Boise

By: Chris Stroh