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Apparently a number of state legislators are using their offices and staff to promote Obamacare and get more people signed up before the March 31 deadline. See if you notice anything interesting about this list of legislators who care enough to help people get health care:
The participating lawmakers are Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, (D-Bergen), Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden), Sens. Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex) Nia Gill (D-Essex), Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), Bob Gordon (D-Bergen), and Assemblymen Daniel Benson (D-Mercer), Upendra Chivukula, (D-Somerset), Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), Angel Fuentes, (D-Camden), and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer).
Not one of them has an R after their name. Not one Republican cares enough about the health of New Jerseyans to step out of line even a little bit with the Tea Party and help constituents get help signing up and even get federal aid in buying health care for their children!
For every kid who falls and breaks their arm and Mom and Dad have to pay out of pocket, taking food off the table and making rent hard to afford, you can blame the New Jersey Republican party. These horrible people care about politics more than preventing the physical and financial ruin of New Jersey’s children.
So what if your party doesn’t like the Affordable Care Act, it’s still the law of the land and will benefit your neighbors. It’s not going away, and simply ignoring it and not helping make it better hurts people.
What about Nancy Munoz (R-21), a nurse? No one in her district in Union County would benefit from getting low-cost health insurance? There are no poor children in Long Hill in Middlesex County, or Kenilworth in Union County, or Watchung in Somerset County who currently have no insurance and are at risk of great harm should an injury or illness befall them?
How about Amy Handlin (R-13), who was the chair of the Monmouth Communities Against Tobacco and has been honored by the American Cancer Society? There are no 55 year olds in Monmouth County starting to have age-related health issues but not eligible for Medicare yet?
Both of these Republican legislators serve on the Health and Senior Services committee and have a history of caring about health care for the young and poor. How sad that they can put their education and life-long work to the side all to avoid angering the Fox News crowd.