Michele Nelson, Roundup staff reporter, stated our problem in Gila County and Arizona, and America with her article “Christian comes home” in Tuesdays Roundup:
“An estimated 20 percent of Arizona residents ... lack health insurance — and 31 percent of Gila County residents ... coverage comes through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).”
Michele went on to say, “There is no Arizona law prohibiting companies from firing you over use of a company’s medical insurance plan.”
Forgive me, Michele, for only quoting your article here, but I feel the message needs to be driven home and you have done an outstanding job of laying out the facts.
To continue quoting: “Some 60 million Americans lack health insurance, which works out to be about 16 percent of the population. In Arizona the estimate stands at about 19 percent.
“The number has grown since the Arizona Legislature cut an estimated 250,000 from the AHCCCS rolls to help balance its budget.”
This article by Ms. Nelson contains a lot more information and deserves to be re-read by all the voters, and politicians, in Gila County who think that national health care is only benefiting illegals.
Failure to implement health care is affecting your friends and neighbors ... including this young and beautiful child, Christian Austin, whose family is now facing financial ruin because our legislators refuse to do their duty.
Remember this when you hear the loud and long rants against national health care (derided as Obamacare to make you hate it).