Upton pro-Trumpcare response letter filled with falsehoods

Upton letterhead

Upton letter excerpt

Some of the nonsense in just the small portion of Upton’s letter above:

  • Under Trumpcare 24 million people could lose their health coverage which calls into question what Upton means by “access”
  • Trumpcare denies unrestricted coverage of people with existing “illnesses” (a word designed to replace “conditions” or, in other words, pregnancy)
  • Trumpcare would eviscerate the ACA,  It does not attempt build on it.
  • There’s no such thing as a reasonable transition from coverage to no coverage. No coverage is what millions of people would receive from Trumpcare.
  • Congress has made clear that Trumpcare will not apply to them.

In his response letter, excerpted above, Upton justified his support of Trumpcare (ACHA) with the statement: “I also included a copy of the May 11 Wall Street Journal Editorial referencing the pullout of Aetna and Humana from the individual markets in a number of states and confirmation of high double digit premium increases with the current system…that clearly needs to be fixed.”

In fact, it is well known that the notion that Aetna and Humana pulling out of the ACA due to anything other than greed is bogus:

“In fact, says Judge John D. Bates, Aetna made its decision at least partially in response to a federal antitrust lawsuit blocking its proposed $34-billion merger with Humana.”
Upton’s citing their pullout as evidence of a problem with the ACA (Obamacare) is at least partially nonsense.
Maybe he wishes that there was some reputable support from the medical community for his cash giveaway to billionaires but there isn’t:

Here is a partial list of reputable organizations who oppose Trumpcare (the AHCA):

  • The AARP
  • American Hospital Association
  • Federation of American Hospitals
  • America’s Essential Hospitals
  • Families USA
  • The American Medical Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • National Nurses United
  • National Physicians Alliance
  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

You can let Upton know what you think of Trumpcare:

upton must goYou can call:

T (269) 385-0039
T (269) 982-1986
T (202) 225-3761

You can fax:

F (269) 385-2888
F (269) 982-0237
F (202) 225-4986

You can email:

http://upton.house.gov/contact/zipauth.htm

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