Cutting off Puerto Rico’s Medicaid is not a ‘fiscal cliff’


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?’

Repeating Islands

Funeral_Puerto_RicoThe 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.

More than 1 million Puerto Ricans are already seeing cuts to food stamp benefits. Democrats’…

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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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