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Tue May 9, 2017, 10:55 AM

From Senator Mitch McConnell

I just received this email from McConnell. I have no idea who this General is in the salutation. This is the first response after months of contacting his office. I thought it may be of interest here. I can't even read the whole thing, I'm so pissed off at the lies. I'm debating on sending a response, but this is a canned email anyway, and I'm sure no one will read it, especially if I start off by saying, You Ignorant Prick.

Dear General XXX;


Thank you for contacting me regarding Obamacare. I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts on this most important issue.

In 2010, President Obama teamed up with his allies to rush health care legislation through Congress by promising the American people decreased costs, more jobs, a strengthened Medicare program, and “If you like your plan, you can keep it.” Now more than ever, it is clear that President Obama delivered an abundance of broken promises.

Across the Commonwealth, health insurance premiums are soaring, while healthcare choices are dwindling. This year, Kentuckians are faced with insurance premium increases as high as 47 percent and nearly half of the counties have only one health insurance provider on the federal exchange— that is no option at all.

The legacy of Obamacare is one of increased costs, diminishing choices, and broken promises. It is a failure and the pain many Kentuckians and others across the country continue to experience under Obamacare is deeply personal, the betrayal middle class families are feeling is clearly palpable, and—unless we do something—many Americans will continue to lose their health plans. They will continue to get stuck with insurance that costs more and offers less. Choices will continue to shrink uncontrollably. Costs will continue to rise unsustainably.

On January 20, 2017, President Trump took office and made dismantling Obamacare a top priority for his administration. Since his inauguration, President Trump and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price have taken actions to ease the regulatory burdens of Obamacare that have directly targeted the middle class for the last several years.

Since the beginning of the 115th Congress, several pieces of legislation have been introduced to address the failures of Obamacare, one such being the American Health Care Act (AHCA) (H.R. 1628). The AHCA was introduced on March 20, 2017 and aims to provide relief to the middle class by increasing access to care, helping to stabilize the insurance market, and ultimately to lower premiums. Notably, this bill would restore power to the states and begin moving health care decisions for Kentuckians out of Washington and allow people to be in charge of their own healthcare. On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives voted to move beyond the pain of Obamacare and passed the AHCA. As the Senate considers legislation to repeal Obamacare, I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind.

Moving forward, Congress will continue to work with the administration to build a bridge away from what is not working and towards better care. In the meantime, if you would like to receive periodic updates from my office, please sign up for my eNewsletter at http://mcconnell.senate.gov/, become a fan of my page on Facebook by visiting http://www.facebook.com/mitchmcconnell, or follow my office on Twitter @McConnellPress.


Sincerely,

MITCH McCONNELL
UNITED STATES SENATOR

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 07:09 PM

1. I got almost the same email from Cruz

It took Ted Cruz 4 months to respond to my email. He sent it the same day that the House passed their AHCA.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 07:18 PM

2. I once wrote my two Senators for help with an issue.

It took about four months to get a response.
One sent me a request for a campaign donation.
The other wrote to thank me for my support.

Neither addressed my request.
They were both Republicans.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 08:17 PM

3. LOW INCOME FAMILIES

McConnell talks about middle class being hit with high premiums and possibility of losing their insurance...try being in the lower income class with no chance to buy affordable insurance. Only now are they concerned with losing insurance? Where was he and the rest of the Republicans in the 80s and 90s when I could not afford healthcare...I don't remember any Republicans advocating for me to have affordable health insurance. They are such hypocrites! I think it is rather funny that my mom voted for him (loves him) and he is trying to raise her medicare. I hate him and voted against him...but because I am now considered middle class, this will lower my healthcare.

And furthermore, being able to buy health insurance only helps big businesses. The little businesses cannot compete for laborers because they can not provide 100% coverage or vision or dental. I really think insurance needs to be taken out of the work force to allow a fairer playing field with all employers. Universal care should be our right!

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