Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

It's Clear the Gop Had No Clue about Health Care

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

It's Clear the Gop Had No Clue about Health Care

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After seven years and dozens of attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans never had a clue about how they would replace it. President Donald Trump and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price have already telegraphed that they will actively work toward undermining the ACA (and the health care of millions of citizens) to blame the Democrats.

By the way, where is the plan that Mr. Trump talked about during the campaign? You know, the one that was so terrific, that covers everybody at much lower cost. Yeah, that one.

CHUCK BROFF

O'Hara

Pulling the plug

I read headlines Friday saying "Ryan and Trump Pull the Bill." Huh? Does the president tell Congress what to do and how to run its schedule? Can that be constitutional? Does Congress work for the president?

DENNIS? LYNCH

Cranberry

The model we need

Being able to remain in your own home, whether aging or disabled, is recognized as important not only to a person's physical well-being, but also to his or her emotional well-being. And more and more we are reminded that both aspects of health are intertwined.

The Post-Gazette article "Health Insurance Debate Divides Home Care Owner, Aide" (March 19) presents an evenhanded story of how two hardworking people, an exceptional personal care aide and the owner of a growing personal care assistance company, both with a keen sense of mission, would be affected by repeal of Obamacare and replacement by the Republican plan (which has been put on hold).

Workers and employers need affordable insurance, and the Medicaid funds that support much of in-home care need to be sufficient to sustain quality care. The only model of health care reform that is able to accomplish this is Improved Medicare for All, also known as single-payer.

People can find the details about soon-to-be re-introduced state legislation, the Pennsylvania Health Care Plan, at healthcare4allpa.org. Information about a national approach is available at pnhp.org and healthcare-now.org.

BOB MASON

President

Health Care 4 All PA

Trafford

A wisdom deficit

Listening to the Senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, it became apparent that it takes more than an in-depth knowledge of the law to be a member of this court. …

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