House health care votes only confusing the issue

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 25, 2013 

The U.S. House of Representatives confuses me. Several years ago, members voted to pass the Affordable Care Act. It became the law of the land.

The law is working to solve problems in health care for Americans. It's closing my donut hole for prescription drugs, which I reached in August. It's keeping my grandkids on their parents' insurance. It is helping poor folks, such as my son, who is working hard at a struggling small business to get reasonably priced insurance to cover his pre-existing conditions.

And yet the House of Representatives has voted 40 times to defund it when members could have been working to find ways to improve our infrastructure and paying workers to do it. Now they have passed a bill to fund our government but leave out the Affordable Care Act. Do they have the delusional thought that the Senate will approve the bill and the president will sign it? Have they given any thought to talking to each other and passing bills that might improve our country?

The House of Representatives confuses me.

Jim Riggs

Hilton Head Island

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