Friday, July 21, 2017 This Week's Paper

Letter to the Editor: Leslie Weinberg

Dear Editor,

(Re: “The state of health care in America…and what we can do about it,” guest opinion by Willie Dickerson, TW June 16)
I live in Connecticut, where Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Chris Murphy are great supporters of the Affordable Care Act. What changes are made will affect me greatly, as well as millions of others. The most vulnerable will be hurt the most. Children, the elderly and the disabled depend upon the protections provided by the ACA. There are changes that could be made to improve it. Replacing it with the proposed Republican Bill would do great harm!
Though not a constituent of the Senate Republicans, I have called, sent tweets, and written to newspapers in their states. Even so, comments for and against a bill or issues are counted. I let friends and relatives in states represented by Republicans to attend town meetings and speak to their members of Congress. Their voices will have more effect than mine. After all, I cannot vote them out of office. 

Leslie Weinberg