Representative Rodgers had an opinion piece published in the Washington Post a couple days ago. Here is my response to it:
With all due respect, your article is a lie and you are a hypocrite.
- You don’t know what you’re talking about. You voted on this bill, and posted that opinion piece, before the CBO scored the bill. No one has a good understanding of what the actual impact will be. You make a lot of claims about how much better this will be, but you’re making it all up. Shame on you.
- You claim that this bill “guarantee[s] that access to health coverage can’t be denied for people with preexisting conditions.” That is a lie. Shame on you.
- You suggest that your son’s pre-existing condition gives you a personal stake in this bill, but you exempted yourself and the rest of Congress from it. Your son is safe. Your personal story is irrelevant. You are a hypocrite. Shame on you.
- You are exploiting your son’s condition for political gain. Many parents celebrate their children. Some even celebrate their children when they have Down Syndrome. You use your son as a prop for your messaging. Shame on you.
Ms. Rodgers, you have published an articulate and well-written opinion piece. The opinion it expresses is contemptible. Shame on you.