From: Denny Kuball
Received: July 12
I visited Richard Mourdock’s website in hopes of finding out what his priorities are in attacking the health insurance crisis we have in this country.
Of course we have a health care crisis when 50 million of our fellow Americans lack health coverage, when according to a Harvard study nearly 45,000 people die in the United States each year — one every 12 minutes — in large part because they lack health insurance and cannot get good care, and lack of health insurance is the number one cause of bankruptcy.
Mr. Mourdock is the Republican Senate candidate having beaten Richard Lugar in large part with the help and assistance of the Tea Party in Indiana and across the nation
He points out some flaws in the affordable care act and then concludes the way to correct these problems is to repeal the act.
He does not think attacking the perceived flaws while maintaining a system that guarantees affordable coverage for all is worth the effort.
Mr. Mourdock chooses to repeal and replace health insurance for all with a “Strong medical malpractice liability reform and 100 percent deductible insurance premiums”
He chooses not to address how these modest reforms will ensure every American will be able to purchase health insurance, how he will keep insurance companies from dropping people when they get sick, how he will address the reforms already in place because of the affordable health care act.
Protecting the health insurance companies with limiting the injured patient right to sue their doctor for malpractice seems to be more important to him then protecting
Hoosiers from insurance company abuse or making insurance available and affordable.
His position is consistent with his support of the Ryan Plan for Medicare, which eventually forces retirees into private insurance plans.
Mr. Mourdock’s priorities are in line with his Tea Party supporters across the country.
Increase corporate profits at all costs and hope the corporations pass along the savings to the public in lower premiums.
He prefers to let those without insurance fend for themselves.
We should let Mr. Mourdock fend for himself and reject him and his Tea Party agenda this fall.
No wonder Indiana’s senior statesman the Honorable Richard Lugar refuses to campaign for him.
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