Republicans politicians like Texas Senator Donna Campbell make a big deal about being Christians when campaigning yet when it comes to caring for the least among us she and other Republicans like Sen. Dan Patrick turn a blind eye. They had a golden opportunity to make the lives of hundreds of thousands of Texans better by expanding Medicaid as offered by Obamacare. Campbell and Patrick chose to play politics instead and now, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, an estimated 1261 Texans will die needlessly every year simply for lack of medical insurance. My old Catholic school principal, Sister Agnes, would not call that Christian behavior.
Another recently published study in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicates that expanding health insurance coverage saves one life for every 830 people covered. The group of Harvard researchers used
Massachusetts as a
reference since the state provided the model for Obamacare in the 2006
legislation signed by then Gov. Romney.
So if conservatives in
really want to act on their Christian principles they’ll vote Leticia Van de
Putte for Lt. Governor and Dan Boone for
senate because they’ll work to expand Medicaid and save the lives of our
neighbors, co-workers, employees and their families. Texas