Re: “Debt ceiling talks grind on, but Republicans say there’s a ‘lack of urgency’ from White House” [May 23, Nation & World Politics]:
Our leaders in Washington, D.C., are discussing the way to keep away from a default on the nation’s debt.
Greater than 2 million Washingtonians depend on Medicaid for well being care. One provision below dialogue provides boundaries to well being care known as “work necessities.” In accordance with the Kaiser Household Basis, 91% of people within the Medicaid growth group are both staff, caregivers, college students or unable to work because of sickness. These necessities add pointless paperwork that might end in misplaced protection.
Different proposals would repeal tax incentives for clear vitality or would open the door for constructing extra polluting vitality sources.
Because the native chair for the American Lung Affiliation, I do know the significance of well being care and clear air for folks residing with bronchial asthma and persistent obstructive pulmonary illness. If these went into impact, folks may face poor air high quality or lack of their protection, leaving them unable to handle their persistent lung illness, which ends up in extra dire, costlier care down the street.
I ask U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and our congressional delegation, to reject the “work requirement” coverage for Medicaid and the construct out of polluting vitality to guard our well being.
James R. Garnett, Seattle
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