Letter: Wyatt Korff, Leesburg

Editor: Having access to basic and quality medical care is not just a requirement for a civilized society but also promotes economic growth. Randy Minchew (10th) and the Republicans in the House of Delegates have repeatedly blocked access to federal funds for medicare expansions. The impact of this is to deny as many as 400,000 people access to quality healthcare coverage.

Even though many reading this may already have good health coverage as part of their current employment, supporting Medicare expansion will be a boon for the economy of Virginia and would likely have created 30,000 jobs and saved the state budget over $73 million a year—money better spent on education and infrastructure in this fast growing area. By not allowing for Medicaid expansion, we are in essence leaving billions in federal funds on the table and subsidizing access to care in other states while Virginians access to health care suffers.  I support access to quality medical care for all and the economic growth it will generate and therefore I support Wendy Gooditis for the House of Delegates in District 10.

Wyatt Korff, Leesburg

6 thoughts on “Letter: Wyatt Korff, Leesburg

  • 2017-10-31 at 10:54 am
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    2 billion dollars a year this will cost just in Virginia. Do you intend to pay for this in your lifetime? How are you going to pay for it? Raise taxes on property, raise gas taxes, add to the federal debt, a 90-10 split until 2018 then the federal government can back out and the whole bill comes down on Virginians.
    Freebies and government subsidies is not a political platform. Wendy and Wyatt are the problem and would increase the debt for their political gain, shame, shame and more shame!

  • 2017-10-31 at 4:16 pm
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    Quality health care is a right everyone should have. This is not about freebies and subsidies it is about people being able to pursue their lives productively and happily. How many of those 400,000 people that Wyatt described above are creating stress and financial burden on their broader family? The cost of these types of problems is immeasurable and immense. Their is no shame in helping people be well and realize their potential. When more people function at a higher level everyone benefits. The kind of fear that you express norges53 is unfounded and the typical obstructionist response. Since you present no alternative I can only infer that your solution is do nothing. Let them be sick and die. Government is all about providing infrastructure and protection for the people. I am happy to help any one including you norges53.

  • 2017-11-01 at 6:28 pm
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    Let them earn their way like the rest of us. I am not going to say we have to protect the people with free healthcare I want to protect future generations from quacks like you that will spend our way to prosperity. Nothing obstr%&&%#$# about it like the fellow said we have health insurance the old fashioned way, we earned it. Quality or urine poor, health care is not a right not on my dime.

  • 2017-11-01 at 10:39 pm
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    norges53: you and I are already paying for it. 90 (federal)-10(state) split is for the life of the law. Get informed!

  • 2017-11-02 at 12:14 pm
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    Federal debt, get informed! I hope you are a good doctor cause you ain’t much of a money manager.

  • 2017-11-03 at 9:05 pm
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    I presume you understand that Gooditis is running to be a legislator in Richmond, not Washington DC, with no influence on federal debt? Over the last seven years, and for the foreseeable future, Virginia is forfeiting more than 1 billion dollars per year (the work of Minchew / Greason / La Rock and colleagues). Our federal taxes are going to DC, and Virginia is refusing to take back their share, an example of “ cutting off your nose to spite your face”, and obviously fiscally irresponsible. Now, if you are really interested in the federal debt you’ll have a chance to get rid of Comstock in 2018.

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