In April, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia) voted for legislation that the Wall Street Journal said would "essentially end Medicare."
Last month, we received a four-page color flyer -- paid for by taxpayers -- in which Capito claimed that she was working to "protect" and "strengthen" Medicare.
Both can't be true.
Either Capito voted for legislation that would end Medicare -- as the Journal claims -- or she is working to protect and strengthen it.
We have called on Congresswoman Capito to debate the issue. She has not responded.
Medicare is a system of public insurance for citizens 65 and older.
The legislation Capito voted for would essentially end the public system of Medicare by privatizing it.
It would give seniors $15,000 to try and buy health insurance from private health insurance corporations.
This would essentially end Medicare as we know it.
Instead of privatizing Medicare -- as Capito voted to do -- we need a single payer system. Everybody in. Nobody out.
Right now, 45,000 Americans die every year from lack of health insurance.
With single payer, that number would be driven down to zero.
I have a friend here in Morgan County who is 63 years old. He's a hard working man. He was diagnosed last month with an aortic aneurysm. He has no insurance.