OPINION: MacArthur is not on our side.

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A letter to the editor by Sharon K. Roth of Medford, NJ

Stop trying to con us, Congressman MacArthur! This election is too important to those of us with pre-existing conditions to risk falling for another con from MacArthur. This guy already showed us who he is by trying to gut our healthcare options. And he almost succeeded!

What would have happened if MacArthur did succeed with his bill?

According to AARP, if MacArthur’s bill was passed, premiums for older Americans could have skyrocketed to six times the amount insurers charge younger consumers. That, my friends, is an age tax. Delivered by your GOP Congressman, who receives more money from the insurance industry than from any other. (Look it up on the Open Secrets web site, which tracks campaign contributions.)

Do we really want to vote for someone so willing to significantly increase the financial burden on millions of seniors? It’s infuriating! AARP’s analysis plainly states that MacArthur’s bill “would be less choice and reduced access to needed services for people with preexisting conditions and health needs.”

When someone shows you who they are, believe them! We cannot allow MacArthur to try to con us that he’s on our side. Because he is not.

I can’t tolerate the lying from MacArthur anymore. I’m done! I’m voting for Andy Kim – and I can’t wait to get to the voting booth.

Editor’s note: The opinions in this letter are the author’s only.

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