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Where Hultgren stands

Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren of the 14th District has been busy voting to dismantle Medicare by making it a “premium support” system where people over 65 would get vouchers to buy private insurance.

He also voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which guarantees people with pre-existing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes can get insurance. He voted to reinstate the caps on your health insurance so, if you get cancer and reach your cap, no more chemo for you.

He voted to cut food stamp assistance to the working poor, the majority of whom are single mothers and their children, while giving subsidies to oil companies and reducing taxes for the wealthy even more.

He voted to make Medicaid for the poor into block grants to the states – further reducing access to health care for our minimum-wage earners. He does not believe in raising the minimum wage – it would be too much to ask the “job creators.”

I would like to see him live on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Consider these facts when you go to the polls in November.

Gail M. Albers

Woodstock

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