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Trump health care benefits insurance companies

Trump health care benefits insurance companies

More than 300,000 residents of the 3rd Congressional District suffer from pre-existing conditions, including 40,000 minors. Donald Trump’s Justice Department has imperiled health care for more than half of the non-elderly population in our district by refusing to defend settled law. The Trump administration’s fundamentally immoral decision benefits only deep-pocketed health insurance companies.

Representative, I call on you to join me and the concerned citizens of the 3rd District undersigned below in publicly condemning this harmful, backward policy, and to demand that the White House resumes defending the provisions of the ACA that protect the people of our district.

Surely, you must have a loved one or a neighbor who suffers from asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis or cancer. Subjecting your constituents to the whims of insurance providers to raise their rates or reject their coverage altogether is incompatible with the values of our district. We deserve better than this.

People’s lives hang in the balance of this decision, we urge you to condemn this policy.

Karl Hanlon and the Concerned Citizens of the 3rd Congressional District

Shauna Agnew, Sara Alexander, George Allen, Patricia Ayers, Carl R. Baer, Kathryn Barrett, Emily Bartley, Rachel Bechhoefer, Aaron T. Berne, Regina Black, Thomas Alvin Blomster, Sheryl Bower, Dean Brookie, Carol Brown, Marilyn Buckner, Sarah Burris, April Calabro, Peter Carman, Wanda Cason, Cindy Clark, Cathy Click, Susan Collie, Deborah Comerford, Carol Cure, Cynthia Cyphers, Jeff Davlyn, Margaret De Beque, Rio De La Vista, Barry Doyle, Michael Doyle, Sharon Dunn, David Durrance, Meryl Ennis, Jane Finsterwald, Ken Francis, Dan Frelka, Gus Garcia, Deb Gardner, Stephanie Gibert, Scott Gilbert, Richard Gilmore, Lulu Gould, Bill Graham, Jerry Graves, Ana Hale, Alan Hirsch (At the time of submission over 120 citizens had added their name to this letter. To see the full list or to add your name, please go to

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