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Stefanik has good health care record


To the editor:

We can all agree, whether we are liberal or conservative, there are flaws in America’s health care system. The Affordable Care Act has not delivered on all of its promises. While more Americans are insured (many were forced to do so to avoid a fine), the premiums of millions and millions of families, and thousands here in the North Country, have gone up, in some cases by a lot. Just ask some friends and neighbors, and they can tell you that.

Elise Stefanik is working to find a bipartisan fix that will keep some benefits of the ACA but bring costs down. I implore you not to fall for the attack ads that are seeking to make you afraid of voting for her. Elise wants to keep young adults on their parents’ plans, allow you to shop across state lines for insurance, and will not support any plan that will take away coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.

Elise Stefanik is fighting to improve the quality of your care — she’s won funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, rural hospitals in our district, and health clinics that serve nearly 100,000 people in the North Country. Not to mention the fact that she’s delayed or defeated taxes that impact the cost of our care and fought to keep prescription costs low.

While there is still work to be done, you should trust that Elise has and will continue to fight to fix our broken health care system. This year, in the race for NY-21, only one candidate has the record and ideas that will bring us closer to a system fit for a 21st-century America.

Heather LaValley


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