14th Congressional District State Central Committeewoman Kristina Zahorik Asks: What has Randy Hultgren Been Doing for Nearly 8 Years?

Oakwood Hills, IL – For nearly 8 years Congressman Randy Hultgren and the House Republicans voted 54 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act while proposing no viable alternatives.  In the past few weeks, Hultgren, feeling pressure from constituents who support the ACA, made only non-committal statements regarding Paul Ryan’s very unpopular American Health Care Act.  It wasn’t until after Ryan’s bill was pulled after being soundly rejected by the Democrats and some Republicans’, that Hultgren called for “extensive hearings to figure out a different way forward.”

“Randy Hultgren had nearly 8 years to plan and find ways to improve our health care system. Instead, he repeatedly and blindly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act,” said Kristina Zahorik, State Central Committeewoman for the 14th Congressional District. “Paul Ryan and the Republicans put forth a plan that would have cost 45,000 people in the 14th Congressional District to lose their health insurance and increase the uninsured dramatically.  Hultgren threatened to make that Republican fantasy a reality.”

“Instead of finding ways to make our health care system better, Randy Hultgren voted repeatedly to take away insurance from women, children, seniors, and veterans,” Zahorik continued. “Randy Hultgren had ample time to do his job, and instead continues to kick the can, or worse – just pretends to want to do the job he was elected to do.”

To find out how to get involved to help defeat Hultgren in the 2018 election, contact State Central Committeewoman Zahorik at 815-701-8396.

 

2 Replies to “14th Congressional District State Central Committeewoman Kristina Zahorik Asks: What has Randy Hultgren Been Doing for Nearly 8 Years?”

  1. The concerns of the AHCA bring up a myriad of ethical and moral matters NOT political issues.
    The house voted 217-213 winning with Republican only voters
    1. Takes healthcare away from 24,000,000 people
    2. Raises deductibles by an average of $1500 per person
    3. Removes “federal” protection for preexisting conditions (leaving it up to the states)
    4. Pre-Medicare adults 50 or older will end up paying up to750% higher premiums
    5. Cuts $800 Billion from Medicaid for the most vulnerable of our citizens
    6. Puts lifetime and annual caps on benefits back on the table
    7. Make women pay more for healthcare then men.
    8. Defunds Planned Parenthood clinics which harm the most vulnerable.
    9. Removes special education funds for schools for children with disabilities
    Why do I contend that the concerns of these cuts in our healthcare insurance be moral rather than Political? The reason lies in the next point.
    10. The $600 Billion that these cuts provide go directly to replace lost revenue created by tax cuts given to the very rich (those making more than $250K a year).
    The idea that the ACA is “broken” does not fly, if you study the ACT. It has been regularly defunded by the Republican congress over the years, and that same congress would not allow fixes to the bill to go through. The truth has not been told.
    Why do I suggest this is a “moral and ethical” issue? Each of the above 9 points harms people who make less than the congressmen who voted for it. Each point above marginalizes or possibly causes harm to the very citizens the congress has been elected to “represent.” A young man came to our rally Tuesday and I asked why he came. He said his mom was just diagnosed with cancer and he was there trying to save her insurance so that she could get cured. What good did it do for his mother, being there with us when the representative told the newspapers “the indivisible groups are getting overly dramatic,” (Hultgren, May 9th)…how dramatic should we be to get his attention? If he were representing us, all of us, we wouldn’t need to demonstrate. But, no he does not represent us. Point number 10 shows that his allegiance is with….the rich.
    I find taking things away from the sick, the elderly, poor, the mentally ill, children in poverty, and women is morally and ethically depraved. It is wicked to take from those that have little and give to those that have much! I will fight until we win….how about you?

    1. Thank you Jeannie! Well said. Please let us know if you would like to write for GPI. Everyone is welcome to contribute.

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