LETTER: It's disheartening to see GOP attacking Medicaid, Richard Clements, The Buffalo News

Once again the Republicans are attacking Medicaid. One has to wonder why they're so focused on making life more difficult for the poorest and most helpless. Guidance just issued to the states would permit compelling work for eligibility for Medicaid, but the great majority of Medicaid recipients are either children, seniors in nursing homes, or people who are seriously disabled or already working at low-paying jobs. 

Personally, I am relatively unaffected but the casual ignorance and cruelty of this move disgusts me. Can anyone with human values and a shred of empathy actually agree that we need to make those who are already struggling to survive in this country face even more obstacles as we currently provide huge tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans? 

Read the full letter at The Buffalo News.

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