Berg says ‘no’ to ND childrenAs a parent of two young children, I was appalled to read U.S. House Republican candidate Rick Berg’s cavalier attitude toward the good works contained in the Affordable Care Act.
By: Sally Jacobson, Fargo
As a parent of two young children, I was appalled to read U.S. House Republican candidate Rick Berg’s cavalier attitude toward the good works contained in the Affordable Care Act.
Regarding the health care reform legislation, Berg was quoted as saying he stopped reading “when I reached the point that I clearly understood this needs to be repealed.” I have a question for Berg: When exactly was that point?
Was it when he read how the Affordable Care Act stops insurers from denying coverage to children with “pre-existing” conditions? Before this historic legislation, kids afflicted with asthma, diabetes and other chronic illnesses could be denied coverage. Now, 72,000 children in the United States will have health care coverage.
Or was it when he read about how the Affordable Care Act would eliminate lifetime limits within insurance policies? Without this change, these same children could be forced to go with out treatment because of limits on their health care coverage.
Berg has pledged to repeal of the Affordable Care Act if elected to the United States House of Representative – legislation that secured health care for the children of our country. Because of this, I believe the core values of Berg are wrong for North Dakota.
The strength of North Dakota is our dedication to our children. Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., voted for children, for families and for North Dakota when he voted “yes” to the Affordable Care Act.
I have one more question for Berg. How could you support repealing this essential care for our children?