Tag Archives: #ACA

“Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech”, or Taking Away Your Healthcare.

CALL TO ACTION: Last weekend, Donald Trump intentionally threw gasoline on the flames of the culture wars when he called for the firing of NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. His statements have bounced around the internet and grabbed the attention of the media. While all of this has been going on, there is still a bill in Congress to repeal and destroy Obamacare. Read more

Indivisible Gainesville: Ted Yoho Fails With His Vote to Dismantle the ACA

TED YOHO FAILS WITH HIS VOTE TO DISMANTLE THE ACA

Indivisible Gainesville, a local group of nearly 2000 citizens, would like to express our dismay at Congressman Ted Yoho’s vote in favor of dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This decision will negatively impact millions of Americans. Despite broad constituent disapproval, many of our own members received a form letter from Mr. Yoho explaining his vote. Read more

OPEN LETTER TO TED YOHO; GAINESVILLE CONSTITUENT TONYA BERVALDI

Is Yoho’s goal to help his constituents, or is it to adhere to an ideology that does the opposite?

Congressman Yoho represents a district where 19.3% of constituents lack health insurance, well above the national average. The latest Republican proposal to “fix” Obamacare includes making insurance too unaffordable for sick and older people to buy it and cutting Medicaid funding by issuing block grants (set amounts), instead of basing funding on need. This would allow Republicans to repeal an investment income tax on very wealthy Americans which helped fund Obamacare, so that later, tax reform to give those same very wealthy Americans even larger tax cuts would be easier.

Congressman Yoho correctly stated his disapproval of this proposal; however, it wasn’t because he wanted to protect his constituents. He wanted the cuts to be steeper, further limiting the amount that with which government could assist those who need it the most.

Is his goal to help his constituents, or is it to adhere to an ideology that does the opposite?

Tonya Bervaldi

 

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Open Letter to Ted Yoho; Gainesville Constituent Anna Robey

As a 36 year old disabled woman, I’ve been through Hell medically and living on Social Security isn’t easy.

Congressmen Yoho:

I have two issues and fears that are extremely important to me personally and my family. As a constituent, I hope you can answer the questions, calm my fears and actually have our best interests at heart. Read more

Open Letter to Ted Yoho; Gainesville Constituent Leon Bequille Issues Corrections to Yoho’s Letter

Leon Bequille sent in this amazing run of corrections to Congressman Yoho’s form letter:

 

This is the form letter Yoho sends out after you contact his office to support the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) or suggest Medicare for all.  The RED is my comments.  Please read and add your own comments and prepare for the Town Hall Meetings.  RESIST. Read more

Open letter to Ted Yoho; member of the Freedom Caucus who wishes to do a Full Repeal of the ACA. From your Gainesville Constituent, Sarah Rockwell, Ph.D.

Mr. Yoho,

Please don’t take away my son’s therapy.

My son has Autism. He is an amazing kid. He loves building things – especially electronics – and he always draws and writes out plans for the things he builds. His favorite classes in school are art and science. He is his little sister’s biggest supporter and helper. He loves animals. He adores Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and can tell you every way in which the books and movies differ. He is smart and funny and loving and kind. And without ACA he’d be a mess. Read more