KATHLEEN COLLOMB, DECATUR
Plan to improve health care access smacks of welfare expansion
Re: “How to improve health care access” (Insights, Sept. 3), David Schaefer’s suggestion for improving health care access is a rehash of previous requests for welfare expansion. It’s always the same: more funds from the federals to the states for more Medicaid coverage if only the states would agree. Where do people like Schaefer think the funds originate? Do they think money grows on trees? No, it doesn’t. It comes from the pockets of taxpayers who support all the other welfare programs. Schaefer is endorsing Biden’s promise to eliminate inequity through the redistribution of wealth. Schaefer’s remedy is not new; it’s as old as the Democratic Party, the same party that supported Jim Crow and the KKK.
Schaefer doesn’t have insight - his record is stuck on welfare expansion that increases dependency.
JACK FRANKLIN, CONYERS