‘A request for Ryan’s voters’

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So that readers understand my bias, I live in Oregon, Wisconsin, but for much of my adult life (35 years) I lived in Elkhorn, Wisconsin and labored for Democratic candidates in Walworth County.

However, I’m writing to ask a favor of 1st District Republican backers of Congressman Paul Ryan (230,000 of you gave him a whopping 65% of the vote). Congressman Ryan will soon be advocating for profound changes in our health care. He has made no secret that he is for repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), changing Medicaid insurance by giving block grants to states and privatizing Medicare by giving individual recipients a voucher to purchase their own private insurance. My bet is that fewer people will be insured than currently, and service coverage will be greatly diminished. But I may be wrong, Congressman Ryan tells us he has solutions and not to worry.

Currently, approximately 1 million people in Wisconsin are covered by Medicaid, another 1.1 million people in Wisconsin have Medicare and about 235,000 people are newly insured through the ACA. That means approximately 40 percent of all Wisconsin residents will be affected by Ryan’s proposals, and about 290,000 folks in the First Congressional District, many of whom certainly voted for Ryan.

Here’s my request for all Ryan voters. Please follow Congressman Ryan’s actions on health care, let him know you voted for him, and tell him how you feel about the health care changes he hopes to make.

Sam Romano

Oregon

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