Puerto Ricans are Americans—Don’t Push Them off a Fiscal Cliff

Puerto Ricsand have been American citizens since 1917 … the forgotten colony!

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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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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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