Puerto Ricsand have been American citizens since 1917 … the forgotten colony!
Former Congressman Solomon Ortiz writes “Puerto Ricans are Americans—Don’t Push Them off a Fiscal Cliff” (The Daily Caller, 26 April 2017). One of his statements—“Low income and poor Puerto Ricans could be denied the ability to see a doctor, putting lives and families at risk”—reminds me that most of the related articles that I’ve read, one question comes to mind: Did no one realize that low income and poor Puerto Ricans have always had difficulties in getting to see a doctor, that their access to healthcare has been tenuous since I can remember, and that their lives and families have already been at risk for decades? In any case, here is Ortiz’s plea to Republican leadership:
Unless Republicans in Congress step up, the people of Puerto Rico are about to be dealt a terrible blow: Medicaid funding could evaporate by the end of the year. Low income and poor Puerto Ricans could be denied the ability to…
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