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I was disappointed to read in The Times that Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a letter backing the U.S. Senate's GOP health care bill.

There haven't been any hearings on this bill, nor has the Congressional Budget Office given its report on the bill's ramifications. Before a rational decision can be made on Trumpcare, one would need to know how many citizens would lose coverage and how would premiums be affected, among other things.

According to what I've read in the newspapers, the states would be given block grants so that they can design their own programs. Trumpcare would allot Indiana less money to do its program than what Indiana currently gets under Obamacare.

Our state is very frugal when it comes to paying for health-related benefits. Would preemptive care, pre-existing conditions and other Obamacare benefits be covered under any Indiana program?

Congress should just fix Obamacare.

Dorrie Steele, Crown Point


Local News Editor

Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.