Below is my letter I e-mailed to Michigan Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabinow. Levin is retiring at the end of 2014. This does give Michiganders a chance to have a voice finally in the US Senate.
Dear Senators Levin and Stabinow:
The US House has boldly listened to the American People and sent the Senate a bill that funds the Government without funding the “train wreck” (the quote is from a Democrat Senator) that is the “Affordable” Care Act.
The question now before you is; are you going to listen to Michiganders and vote for the House Bill, or tell Michiganders that Washington DC knows what is best for Michiganders by shutting down the Government to oppose the House Bill???
Now that we have read the bill, it is at best a train wreck. I don’t want to think about the worst. We have Navigators that are not being vetted thus leaving all Michiganders wide open to Identity Theft. Insurance company after insurance company is leaving the exchanges. Families are learning that while the working spouse can receive discounted insurance, the other and children are charged the full rate. Unions want massive changes to protect their insurance. Businesses are not hiring because of not knowing how much this will cost. Businesses are turning full time jobs into part time jobs. Congressional Staff got an improper subsidy because they claimed they couldn’t afford it.
Wait a darned moment here. If the staff can’t afford it, how can Michganders???
The Affordable Care Act now has in excess of 10,000 pages of regulations to implement the Act. How are Michiganders supposed to know if this many regulations will even begin to work together? Or if you follow one regulation, are you guilty of breaking one, two, or three other regulations and face a stiff fine or worse?
The Affordable Care Act for the above reasons and a great many more, not should, but must be defunded. It is not ready to be implemented. Michiganders do not want the Affordable Care Act.
I most strongly urge you to back Senator Cruz and vote to defund the Affordable Care Act. Your vote will be telling all Michiganders who you listen to, Michiganders or Washington DC elites???
Please listen to Michiganders!
SGT William A. Geresy, (ret)
MI Army National Guard