I know this feeling very well … ‘The full title of this article by Denise Oliver Vélez is “Cutting off Puerto Rico’s Medicaid is not a ‘fiscal cliff.’ It will push people off a cliff — to die.” … ‘I dream of a day when people across the U.S. will give a damn. Sadly, I doubt I’ll ever see those dreams become reality. It will always be too late if it is only going to be “heartfelt thoughts and prayers.”
Prayers will not raise the dead.
I wonder: Who among the living has the power to stop this tragedy before it happens?’
The full title of this article by Denise Oliver Vélez is “Cutting off Puerto Rico’s Medicaid is not a ‘fiscal cliff.’ It will push people off a cliff—to die.” Here are just a few excerpts; please see the full article at Daily Kos.
After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September of 2017, we saw photos like the one above, of funerals across the island. The disaster death toll post-Maria was the highest in modern U.S. history. What is distressing, and almost unfathomable, is the fact that we are heading toward an even higher death toll—and this one will be completely man-made, and preventable.
I want us to start talking, hollering, and pressuring the Senate about the dire consequences facing our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico—now.
Not at the last minute.
Not after the damage has already been done.
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