Letters: Refusal to expand Medicaid hurts vulnerable Alaskans

The health of forty thousand Alaskans is on the line so that Governor Parnell can assure the Tea Party than nobody hates our President as much as he does. Because of Parnell’s refusal to expand Medicaid, thousands of vulnerable Alaskans and their children will fall through a hole in the Affordable Care Act.

 

Even the conservative Alaska State Chamber of Commerce has come out in favor of Medicaid expansion but apparently our governor feels compelled to demonstrate that he’s the most conservative — and heartless and immature and self-interested — politician in the land. He’s even refused to publicize the results of a study he commissioned to explore the ramifications of Medicaid expansion. Why?

With the federal government committing to pay for nearly all the costs of Medicaid expansion, clearly Parnell’s stance is driven by blind ideology and political ambition. This simply proves that he is no longer worthy of our trust and why we should elect a new governor who cares more about people than power.

Eric Treider

Solodtna

 

 

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