Letters to the Editor

Gary Nelson: Central Valley Republicans must protect their constituents

Re “Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teen” (Online, Oct. 18): The latest moves by President Trump to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) put the health of children, seniors, veterans and people with pre-existing conditions at risk, but Central Valley Republican representatives could help change this with congressional action.

Since the GOP couldn’t repeal and replace the ACA, the President decided to disrupt the health insurance plans by allowing “skinny” policies that skirt the rules of the ACA, and to take away subsidies to insurance companies that help low-income people with their coverage. There might be a bipartisan deal in the Senate to continue the subsidies for two years, but if it fails to materialize, then Central Valley Congressmen David Valadao, Jeff Denham, Devin Nunes and Kevin McCarthy need to protect our communities’ access to affordable health care insurance. We vote and we are watching to make sure our representatives preserve our health care and jobs.

Gary Nelson, Modesto

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