27 June, 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Re: Primum, non nocere
It’s the physician’s oath: first, do no harm. It’s also the guiding principle of every Buddhist: do no harm. It’s a good guiding principle for all our actions, especially political ones.
It seems you may be called upon, this week, to cast your vote on the current health care bill if it is sent down to the House by the Senate. The CBO score announced yesterday gives an objective assessment of the extensive harm the bill will cause to our most vulnerable citizens.
The path could not be clearer. If the bill comes to the House with the expectation of a rubber-stamp approval, vote No. That way, you will at least know that you will do no harm.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D