20 October, 2016 | Index
Dear Hillary Clinton,
Gerard Mclean here, from Englewood, Ohio, about seventy miles north of Cincinnati, This is the eighty-fourth letter of one hundred I am writing you on health care; one for each day between your nomination and your election. The previous letters can be found in your USPS mailbox or online at 100HRC.com.
Well, you had quite a night last night. You put away your opponent handily, even though he was somewhat instrumental in his own defeat.
I listened eagerly for a debate about the ACA and was rather excited to hear a mention about the budget, earned benefits and Obamacare. Unfortunately, it was by your opponent who said he was going to repeal and replace it as it was such a disaster that it will collapse under its own weight. He did not give any details on what he would replace it with, however.
It is entirely possible he just wants to repeal the tanning booth tax.
I jest, of course, because my only alternative is to cry in despair. The hole Bill indentified a little while back still exists and there are only eleven more days before Anthem BC/BS of Ohio will extract another pound of flesh from me for another premium. Everything is in stasis, which is not the workings of a healthy government.
We need SinglePayer, MedicareForAll, UniversalCare now. I was quite disappointed the oxygen to discuss this issue was sucked out of the room by your opponent insulting you and declaring the election rigged.
cc: Sen. Sherrod Brown