Miller-Meeks wants to repeal Obamacare, Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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By J. Fred Doornbos, Letter to the Editor, Iowa City Press Citizen

During the Oct. 12 debate, Rep. Dave Loebsack claimed that Mariannette Miller-Meeks favors introducing a 23 percent sales tax in Iowa in addition to all other taxes. That claim was incorrect and was used to attempt to discredit her.

He also said that he was proud of his voting record in Congress and was glad that he voted for the $800 billion "stimulus bill" -- one that sent 70 percent of its stimulus money overseas and also set up a health care rationing board to dictate in the future how Medicare and Medicaid patients are treated to be sure that they are treated in the most "cost effective (cheapest?) way."

He also was glad that he voted for Obamacare, "which provides medical insurance to thousands of Iowans" (but not until 2014). Obamacare also contains requirements that will drive most insurance companies out of the health insurance business, thereby clearing the way for single payer (government paid) medical care.

Mariannette Miller-Meeks wants to retain all of the "Bush tax cuts" while simplifying the tax codes and return forms and eliminate some tax loop holes for millionaires. She wants to repeal Obamacare but find ways to improve insurance policy portability and lower the cost of adding pre-existing conditions and dependent children up to age 26 to their parent's policies without destroying insurance companies or turning health care over to the government.

Miller-Meeks always will vote for what is best for Iowa -- not for her political party, as Loebsack has voted.

Originally published in the Iowa City Press Citizen on October 27th, 2010.

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