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Senator calls on Senator Edler to oppose federal healthcare legislation

July 7, 2017
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

To the Editor,

Senator Jeff Edler of State Center needs to stand up for his constituents. He needs to tell Iowa's U.S. Senators to vote against pending healthcare legislation that would hit children in his Senate district especially hard.

The health insurance of 41% of children in Tama County is at risk, according to a new report by Georgetown University's Rural Health Policy Project. When you look at all of Iowa's 99 counties, Tama County kids are among those that will lose the most.

I represent Lee County, another county where children's health is at great risk if this legislation passes.

That's why I have already called Senators Ernst and Grassley and urged to urge them to vote no. I'm writing this letter to encourage everyone-especially elected officials like Senator Edler-to do the same.

Every Iowa child needs and deserves health insurance. Every boy and girl benefits from regular health care. It is best to prevent health care problems if we can, and start treatment as early as possible.

Senator Joni Ernst's office can be reached at (202) 224-3254. To contact Senator Chuck Grassley's office, call (202) 224-3744.

Senator Rich Taylor

D-Mt. Pleasant



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