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If Pitts is opposed to affordable health care, why doesn't he give up his own?

10/09/2013 02:18PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Opinion



Letter to the Editor:

Congressman Joe Pitts is very proud of the fact that he has voted against Obamacare 42 times. His stated reason for voting against it is that it is unpopular with businesses. It is too bad that his record shows that he only cares about corporations and the unborn. In his mind, corporations deserve rights but newborns don’t deserve health care. Mr. Pitts also voted against health care for children (SCHIP), apparently on the idea that once a baby is born, it is on its own.

Mr. Pitts is fine with insurance companies denying coverage for pre-existing conditions and cutting off benefits for sick children that have met their lifetime cap on benefits. He doesn’t want women to have preventative care such as mammograms and pap smears. These are all loopholes that the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) has closed. In states which have already instituted the provisions of Obamacare, insurance rates have dropped by 20 percent to 50 percent. Since he opposed this change 42 times, I guess Mr. Pitts is in favor of insurance companies over-charging, too. The hypocrisy of his position, that we the people do not deserve affordable health care, is that Joe Pitts receives government health care paid for by us taxpayers. If Mr. Pitts is so opposed to affordable health care, why doesn’t he give up his own?

So what else is Mr. Pitts opposed to? Well, he voted against equal pay for women and the Violence Against Women Act. So he is opposed to health care for women and children, opposed to fair pay for women and in favor of violence against women. The War Against Women is real and Joe Pitts is leading the charge.

Mr. Pitts, do you realize that 51 percent of your constituents are women? Why would you work so hard to harm the majority of your constituents? Joe Pitts, it is time for you to begin serving your constituents and not corporate interests or for you to find another job.

 

Cindy Losco

West Grove, PA

Women’s Rights Coalition of Southern Chester County


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