In his robocalls Zeldin uses a local physician to assure patients and constituents that he and the Republicans are not about to
- deny insurance for pre-existing conditions
- will not touch medicare
- will not abolish social security
The physician, Dr. Vacirca, identifies himself and his practice twice in the robocall. He said Zeldin supports care for patients with pre-existing conditions and supports Social Security and Medicare, while [the democratic oponent] Gershon supports “socialist-style, government control” health care that will drive up taxes and bankrupt Medicare.
Jessica Waterbury, a patient of Dr. Vacirca, said she found Vacirca’s relationship with the Zeldin campaign “troubling.”
“Now that this information has come to light, I am more than dismayed, and do not want the money that paid for my treatment going to someone who is willing to take away protections for pre-existing conditions (like my cancer), and who voted against the individual market for health insurance,” Waterbury said.
Mitch McConnell disaggrees with Zeldin:
Republicans Will Take on Obamacare and Entitlements if They Win in Midterms, Mitch McConnell Says. By
“…after indicating that he would like to cut spending on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters that if Republicans win the Senate this November, they will once again take up their fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
McConnell … clarified his desires to cut spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs,”
Nothing surprising about these devious maneuvers. The Republican mojo has been clear for a while:
1st hand out a huge tax cut for the super rich that fund the Rep. party.
2nd complain about the deficit they created and blame it on Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare and Social Security
3rd repeal Obamacare and cut all the social programs drastically