Saturday, June 25, 2011

Don’t use the word “Obamacare” RepTim Huelskamp (KS)–it makes you look like you work for Rupert Murdoch or Koch Bros.

Dear Tim Huelskamp (KS), Member of Congress

Today I received a raunchy example of your emails and newsletters.

In the mailing you raved like a fanatic against something you named “OBAMACARE” and against labor unions. (IF I had a job, I’d join a union but you, the Bushites, the Clintonite, and the Koch Bros. have messed up the American Economy so bad, it is hard for a teacher to find a job in Kansas.)

You know very well–many Kansans–like me still don’t have and can’t afford coverage–I pay for my wife and baby and that is it.

Quit playing around with phases like Obama Care and attacking unions.

Be a leader on reform not some crazy sounding anti-government guy with 50 machine guns aimed at the White House!!!

Also, quit telling us the economy and government is broke when you approved a continuation of record tax cuts for the wealthy and waant to spend a trillion dollars on the DOD and wars in the next year.


Kevin Stoda
Copeland, KS67837


One Comment on “Don’t use the word “Obamacare” RepTim Huelskamp (KS)–it makes you look like you work for Rupert Murdoch or Koch Bros.”
eslkevin Says:

June 25, 2011 at 3:10 am e
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Dear Kevin,

My mother, Sharon, is an amazing person. My father had a disability and was unable to work when I was growing up, so my mother worked two jobs as a nurse to support our family. She cared for so many people, but sadly, now she is the one who needs to be cared for. My mother has Multiple Sclerosis and it has ravaged both her mind and body. She no longer can do the simplest things like prepare her own food and needs round the clock care.

Medicaid has been a lifesaver for our family. It has allowed our family to care for both my mother and raise our daughter without having to give up the jobs we need to support our family. Without Medicaid, the cost of my mother’s medicine and care would bankrupt us.

For the sandwich generation, my story isn’t unusual. Medicaid helps so many families like ours who are caring for children and someone who is elderly or has disabilities. In fact, Medicaid is the primary payer for 64 percent of all nursing home residents, 11 million people with disabilities, and more than one in three children.[1]

*Join me in sending a message to Congress telling them that Medicaid is a critical lifeline for my mother Sharon and so many other elderly, people with disabilities, and children.

What’s happening?

Right now, members of Congress and Obama administration officials are meeting about how to reduce our deficit. Some members of Congress are intent on reducing the deficit by making drastic cuts to Medicaid, a critical program that helps millions of elderly, people with disabilities, and children.

What’s worse, many of these same members of Congress insist that our nation has enough money to spend billions to give tax breaks for millionaires, should ignore bi-partisan recommendations to cut nearly a trillion dollars of unnecessary defense spending, and should continue providing $40 billion in giveaways to Big Oil at a time when oil companies are making record profits on sky-high gas prices.

Medicaid helps families like mine continue to work and stay financially afloat. My mother has already suffered enough and would be heartbroken to see her children bankrupted by her disease.

So many families will eventually face the same challenge of having a loved one who needs round the clock care and the massive costs that this entails. Cutting Medicaid threatens all of our financial futures. Join me in sending a message to Congress and Administration officials who are negotiating on the budget deficit about the critical importance of Medicaid for all of our nation’s families.

If you or someone you love is being helped by Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), please ask them to share their thoughts here:

Thanks for your work on behalf of our nation’s families!

Sheila, Donna, Ashley, Kristin, Erina, Anita, Mary and the MomsRising Team


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