Expand Medicaid, ignore your political ideology

2014-03-27T00:00:00Z Expand Medicaid, ignore your political ideology nwitimes.com
March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Healthcare for all — in the land of the free and home of the brave — need not be used as a political tool.

Real men, women and children are affected (sometimes with terminal consequences) when they cannot get the help they so desperately need.

It's almost unthinkable that in the USA, in 2014, people go without the basic right of health care.

If your own relatives were not covered and were suffering, would you then stop at only political posturing?

We urge the representatives of our state of Indiana to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act because it is the right thing to do.

If only momentarily, we ask you to set aside your politics and consider what is at stake: people's lives.

People who cannot speak for themselves rely on people like us to speak for them so they, too, are treated as equals.

So much hangs in the balance of mankind's good nature. We only need a few steps forward. Will you join us?

- Garrett T. Blahunka, Whiting

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