The Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” requires insurance companies to cover 10 essential services, including mental health, addiction, maternity and newborn care and preventative and wellness visits.
Many people appreciate these popular health services. But Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, R-Jimtown, wants to eliminate such access, voting to eliminate the ACA dozens of times.
We don’t know. She won’t meet with her constituents to let us know.
In February 2017, I joined more than 10 other local physicians and made an appointment with Walorski to discuss our grave concerns about eliminating the ACA without an adequate replacement.
Our primary question: Why would she vote to strip health care from 20 million people without a better alternative?
The congresswoman set the appointment date and time, but then didn’t show up, to her own meeting, in her own office.
Walorski also refused to attend the local town hall for health care at the Century Center in April 2017. Who is she is meeting with to assess our health care needs? Will she attend the local Healthcare Voter Forum on Sunday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Century Center?
We don’t know.
And now, she won’t schedule a debate against Mel Hall.
Why not? Doesn’t she represent us?
Hall did meet with the aforementioned group of doctors. He listened. He asked questions. He cares. Mel Hall has my vote.
Dr. Alan Engel