I get shivers down my back when I hear Mr. Romney and Paul Ryan tell what they would do to medical care in the United States. Mr. Romney says that "He doesn't care about the very poor because they have safety nets" and yet the Ryan budget, which he supports, would take away the safety net. Mr. Romney says he will get rid of Planned Parenthood which allows poor women to have mammograms, Pap smears, and general health care. What is the man thinking? I realize that he has never been poor, hungry, and not sure where his next meal is coming from or what to do if he becomes ill. He also says that he would make changes to Medicare, which means that many older and disabled individuals would be without health care. Of course, both he and Paul Ryan would get rid of the Affordable Health Care Act. I wish these two men could have seen some of the problems I have seen where famlies did not have the means to buy health insurance and if they did have coverage the insurance companies kept raising their premiums or cancelled their policies, if the cost was too high.
With the Affordable Health Care Act, insurance companies could not do this. They would also have to charge women and men the same amount for health insurance. At this time, women pay a great deal more than men. Children now can stay on their parents' health insurance until they are 26 and kids cannot be denied coverage if they have pre-exisiting conditions. All this would change under Mr. Romney. I hope all Americans will realize what a disaster it would be for this country if the Republicans win in Novemeber,