Re “Where to send the California Republicans who backed that awful Obamacare repeal” (Editorials, May 5): The vote for Trumpcare was a total capitulation to the most extreme right-wing elements of the Republican Party in an effort to placate our President Donald Trump’s bruised ego. No estimate of the cost. No estimate of how many people would lose insurance. No effort to do a cost/benefit analysis.
Republicans who voted for this bill should be hounded out of office. They are elected to represent the best interest of their constituents, and they turned their backs on them to give Trump a victory.
Joseph Slabbinck, Citrus Heights
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Obamacare failed and millions of people could not use it because the deductibles were too high. About 9 million people took waivers and 6 million paid fines and were without any health care, including my son in Michigan who has four children and whose deductibles and premiums would have been 30 percent of his income.
He paid the fine and is paying for his care out of pocket. That includes the hospital bill for the birth of his twins four years later. These are the people – hard working, middle class – who were hurt by Obamacare. Democrats should work to get a health care system that works for more than just low-income people. If they don’t act responsibly, they will be out of control for a very long time.
Kay Walsh, Sacramento
Re “California stoops to Donald Trump’s level with this bill to block border wall” (Editorials, May 4): Senate Bill 30 by Sen. Ricardo Lara is a mess. It does come from good faith but isn’t wise. Disowning all companies involved in making the wall will be disastrous. What would it mean for people working for these companies?
Melissa Arizola, Stockton
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