The latest version of Trumpcare remains patently unfair and inhumane.

This one, expected to be rolled out shortly after their Easter break (if not sooner), could easily be characterized as an attempt to “divide and conquer.”

For example, in order to lower premiums for most participants this plan will push those requiring the most expensive care into a high-risk pool. Then, perhaps as much as $15 billion will be set aside for insurers to mitigate the higher premiums certain to be charged the high-risk folks. No one yet knows how these dollars will be administered.

This is a slippery slope.

We must vehemently protest this plan. If we don’t, we can look forward to additional, special insurance pools: women of child-bearing age, persons with pre-existing conditions, smokers, people drinking more than one alcoholic beverage per day. The possibilities abound. Should we acquiesce and they succeed, that same tactic will be used on subsequent issues.

This is not how a responsible government of the people, by the people and for the people acts. This is how leaders show disdain and disregard for their constituents.

We must help anyone who will listen, especially our members of congress, to understand the core values that are being attacked here: fairness and caring for our fellow Americans.

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