27 June, 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
So… I think you dodged a bullet yesterday, with Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to delay a vote on his/your dreadful health care bill. It means you can come home for the July 4th holiday without having cast a vote that would have brought angry crowds to your doorstep. Lucky you.
But… you must surely be aware that the problem is not solved. If McConnell returns to his nefarious purpose after the holiday, there will still be those angry crowds of people who have grown to appreciate Obamacare demanding to retain it.
The obvious solution? Republicans should swallow seven years of pride and resentment and accept the offer of many Democrats to work with them on making the necessary improvements to the existing law.
As I’ve said before in these letters, it’s my firm belief that NO universal health care insurance system will work so long as it is based on the profit motive. There is no profit in taking care of the sick, the elderly, the dying. It’s simply a moral human responsibility.
Have a good 4th, Congressman.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.