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Letter about Pieper blast


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

On the day Jon Pieper blasted me for my Obamacare opposition, it was announced that more “errors” caused 16,000 low-income Minnesotans to lose their health insurance.

Think about that. For months these folks may have avoided the doctor because they didn’t know if they had coverage. Some who did seek medical care have now accrued significant financial debt – debt they cannot afford – and still may face federal financial penalties because their health insurance is in doubt.

And I’m supposed to sit back and watch this cruelty?

Throughout the creation and implementation of MNsure, I’ve offered and supported solutions that could have made our version of Obamacare more bearable.

One of those would have assisted people – like these 16,000 – who were unable to acquire insurance before the IRS deadline. Instead, stubbornness prevailed as Governor Dayton and the legislative majority insisted on maintaining the status quo.

Pieper supports Obamacare in Minnesota as is, without changes.

This means he also has no problem with many Fillmore and Houston county residents paying more than double than they were last year for similar health care coverage; supports wastefully spending hundreds of millions of your tax dollars on a failing website; is OK with 280,000 Minnesotans losing their previous insurance or their doctor; and apparently thinks having 16,000 low-income people in limbo with their health insurance is just a minor inconvenience.

Despite what Pieper says, I’ve always supported affordable health insurance, and I believe we can do better.

Greg Davids

Preston, MN

Time to ‘Pay it forward’...

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Thanks to Karen Reisner for an excellent op-ed, “Time to ‘Pay It Forward,’” I agree with everything she says about climate change, but I believe there is a better way to take action than EPA regulations: A revenue-neutral car ..... 
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Affordable Care Act and MNsure are great for Minnesota...

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Greg David’s recent commentary entitled “MNsure, Obamacare are disastrous for Minnesota” is missing important details and is using incorrect statistics. First let me list the historic changes to the United States’ healthcare ..... 
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In response to Elizabeth Mitchell

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, If you were like many rural Minnesota school districts and were handed more than $200 million, how would you spend it? Would you hire more teachers and school employees, provide the best resources available to our students, or hand ..... 
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The Affordable Care Act is Needed for All

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I read the letter Greg Davids had in the Journal May 26 and I thought to myself, ‘good grief, Greg, isn’t there something you can be positive about?’ It appeared that you cherry-picked whatever negative you could find in th ..... 
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In response to Dennis DeKeyrel & Jerry Grehl ...

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Dennis DeKeyrel’s and Jerry Grehl’s recent comments about State Representative Greg Davids were outrageous and appalling. Representative Davids has spent the past 30 years helping area residents acquire health insurance. Spreadin ..... 
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Letter about rising natural gas prices

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, My Minnesota Energy even pay for natural gas went up $50 a month. An elderly friend’s went up $40. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts rising natural gas prices through 2014. I doubt they will ever go down again. Th ..... 
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MnSure & Obamacare...

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In a political ad in the June 9 edition of the Journal, Rep. Davids gives his version of the facts on MnSure and Obamacare. Here are some others that he might what to consider. As of June 1, MnSure and the University of Minnesota a ..... 
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ObamaCare...

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, After reading Rep. Greg Davids’ vitriolic attack against ObamaCare, I can only conclude he’s for full repeal. This puts him at odds with mainstream Republicans who have abandoned this approach recently, conceding ObamaCare is t ..... 
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