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LETTER: Please keep the health care promise, Deborah Schiavo, The Riverdale Press

With the new Republican federal tax bill, New Yorkers will lose out on SALT (the state and local tax deduction), and will lose out on Medicare because of sequestration, despite promises to Susan Collins.

New York hospitals already have begun rationing expensive Medicare patients, those with serious long-term illnesses. And because of the elimination of the Affordable Care Act mandate, 13 million Americans will lose their health care in the coming years because insurance companies will make affordable care unaffordable.

Read the full letter at The Riverdale Press.