Who does Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler represent?
Does she speak on behalf of the 6-year-old child denied health care benefits because of a previous condition like asthma?
Does she represent the 19-year-old college student no longer covered under her parents’ policy?
Is she comfortable knowing that thousands of people who have lost their jobs no longer have the health insurance benefits previously provided through their employers?
And how about patients with chronic conditions like cancer who have reached the arbitrary limit on benefits established by the insurance industry?
Through her recent vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Herrera Beutler has shown who her constituency really is. She clearly believes that corporate profits are more important than the health and well-being of our neighbors.
The people of Washington’s 3rd Congressional District no longer have a voice in the House of Representatives.