Nice Article on Joyce Healy-Abrams from Canton Repository
Democratic congressional candidate Joyce Healy-Abrams held a couple of forums in her sprawling district today to talk about Medicare, and the Canton Repository covered the one in Canton.
"Healy-Abrams said she would fight to preserve traditional Medicare," says the headline. And indeed she would.
The article points out some of the questionable aspects of Paul Ryan's mean-spirited plan, which hurts future seniors in numerous ways including gradually increasing the age of eligibility to almost 70 !!!!!!!! So all those people in their 60s, most of whom have pre-existing conditions, will either have to postpone retirement or lose everything they've saved to pay for either coverage — if they can find anything they can afford — or care out of their own pockets. I know way too many people in their 50s with no coverage who are counting the days until they are eligible for Medicare. This is the opposite of the way we should go: we should be decreasing the age. Heck, we should go with Medicare for ALL aka single payer.
The article also mentions this:
Healy-Abrams’ campaign has also issued a statement saying automated robocalls to voters by Congressional Leadership Fund and YG Action last week incorrectly claimed that Healy-Abrams backed more than $700 billion in cuts to Medicare.
And then in an act of true journalism — the likes of which are becoming surprisingly common in this campaign — the Repository itself debunks the charge! Way too often, we've seen newspapers resort to he said/she said journalism where one side lies and the other side is given the chance to rebut the lie — but both sides are given equal weight. It's refreshing to see a newspaper provide actual facts.