Gary Towne, Grand Forks, letter: Keep Berg and Hoeven away from health careThe issue is not religion. That’s just one of many smokescreens over Republicans’ real goal: the rich controlling this country, its land, wealth and people, while everyone else pays.
By: Gary Towne,
GRAND FORKS — Two anti-women, anti-health care bills just appeared in Congress. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., actually co-sponsored the Blunt-Rubio amendment. Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., supports the Fortenberry bill. Rush Limbaugh has backed both with a foul, revolting attack on women.
Berg and Hoeven haven’t criticized him, so they must agree.
Berg, Hoeven, and Limbaugh are fellow travelers who promote Republican camouflage. The issue is not religion. That’s just one of many smokescreens over Republicans’ real goal: the rich controlling this country, its land, wealth and people, while everyone else pays.
How does the Fortenberry-Blunt-Berg-Hoeven bill fit into this picture? This bill permits stingy employers — not just religious ones (the fake excuse) — to deny coverage of any services, treatments or medications they disagree with, including screening or treatment for cancer, diabetes, maternity, mental health, you name it.
Under Fortenberry-Blunt-Berg-Hoeven, your boss could decide the following: Have a rare disease? Too bad. Cancer therapy? Tough luck. Psychotherapy for depression? Bye-bye.
Berg, Hoeven and Limbaugh support employers’ cutting medical care any way they want. “Big Business, right on! Ordinary people (especially women), go beg!”
Protect women and health. Get Limbaugh off the air, and his North Dakota cronies Berg and Hoeven out of office.