To the editor:
Thank you for your coverage of U.S. Rep. Steve King's appearance in Fort Dodge. According to your coverage (I was unable to be present) King spoke about the potential dire effects of health care reform as passed by the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate and signed by the president. He even stated the repeal of health care reform is his priority.
What I find terribly sad is that King offers no alternative when U.S. health care consumes one-sixth of our gross national income and many Americans cannot obtain adequate coverage for all kinds of reasons, not just poverty. His silence about a solution and his complaints about a reasonable solution suggest to this voter that he has never read Jesus parable titled: "The Good Samaritan." But what is even more discouraging is the fact that King accepts his health care that is paid by the very taxpayers many of whom are unable to obtain their own coverage. And if my information is correct his health care plan is one of the best available to any American.
My opinion is that until the elected officials take the issue seriously they are not entitled to any health care insurance that they don't personally pay for out of pocket. Why can't leaders be treated the same as so many Americans who can only vote and pay taxes?