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Donald Trump knows nothing about Medicare, health care or Democrats

October 11, 2018

Letter to the editor

President Donald Trump's recent column attacking "Medicare for All" is laughable and riddled with "alternative facts."

Here are the real facts: Since taking office, Trump has done everything in his power to strip health care from millions of hardworking American families and seniors.

Unlike Trump, I've actually worked in health care. I know what happens when people go without care. Still today, I see cancer patients — including children — struggling to get the care they need. I've watched seniors take food out of their shopping carts because they couldn't afford it and their prescriptions. And when it comes to health policy, that's the lens that my Democratic colleagues and I use.

Sadly, for my Republican colleagues, it's a lens of profits. They are wholly committed to making the most money possible off the sick and dying. That's just wrong.

Trump's "think piece" is nothing more than a sad attempt to rebrand his and congressional Republicans cruel and repeated attempts to take health care away from the American people. It won't work. Seniors and American families are smart; they know who is on their side.

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust; Washington, D.C.

Read the original at USA Today.

Issues:Health Care