Letter: Is solution health care for no one?



Joann Stora’s Aug. 4 letter, “Allow access for all to health care,” while arguing for Obamacare attempted to show the hypocrisy of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (who I was very pleased to hear had successfully delivered her daughter) taking advantage of the health care taxpayers give her, while voting against Obamacare. I would like to offer a compromise — why not cut congressmembers’ benefits as well? We can’t think of this as, “You have too much. Now give me more.” I think that itself shows signs of hypocrisy.

I don’t think taxing Americans out of billions of dollars, making lines at hospitals take hours longer, and adding to the already gargantuan government really is any kind of solution, and it certainly should not be done because you feel you were cheated.

I would also like to add that this isn’t a time for a political debate. (Now I’m the hypocrite.) This story is about a marvel of science and innovation. Although, if you want to talk politics, I will also point out that this “miracle” happened without the help of government, but simply with the drive of a young mother. (OK, fine — with some help from her well-paying job.)

Xenon Berkeley

Brush Prairie