(Letter-to-the-Editor)  I recently attended an afternoon meeting with Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The group was largely elderly, as it was three in the afternoon. She told us how bad Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)  was and after 40 times of trying to repeal it, she said now they are going to stop the law by defunding it.Surprisingly, some of the attendees seemed supportive of what she said.  I can only assume the group of supporters don’t know Cathy’s true beliefs and actions concerning health care and seniors.Cathy McMorris Rodgers supports sweeping cuts to  heath care, including Medicare.  She supports raising the Medicare age to 67 and wants to turn the Medicare program into a voucher system where seniors get stipends. Medicade would be turned into a block grant program. She also voted to allow health insurance companies to drop or raise the cost of our policies if we get sick and supported allowing insurance companies to deny coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

(Obamacare already prevents insurance companies from denying coverage to children or adults due to pre-existing conditions.) She also voted to make cuts to and privatize Social Security, giving Wall Street access to the money in our program.   It’s time we seniors turn up our hearing aids and put on our glasses to see and hear that this woman is definitely not supporting us!

Patricia Bates

Clarkston

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