Letters to the Editor

Andrews will take a stand on health care

I need your help. Yes, you. I need you to register to vote, and make a plan to do that on or before Nov. 6. I need you to talk to all your friends and family — especially the younger ones. Ask them — beg them — to vote. I need you to invest your time and energy and your cash with local campaigns — Christian Andrews is my favorite.

I’m a nurse, and I have son, disabled since birth. I have hundreds of patients every year who are impacted by the awful state of our health care — especially the atrocity that is the privatization of Medicaid. People really are suffering now — and more than a few are already dying from this mess where bills go unpaid, then private contractors sneak out of town with all our money. This feels like I’m now living in a Third World country, and in fact our health care is worse than it is in some of those countries. We can’t sustain this, along with so many other insults to those of us who work hard and for the least among us — for those of us in the lower 99 percent.

I know Christian will be a strong voice for us in the Iowa House. He understands the impact of the health care crisis. He has my full support.

Please — help.

Mary Burke

Lisbon

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