Letter to the Editor: Donald Trump Versus Joe Biden on Health Care

I had the privilege of serving my community as chief financial officer at our rural hospital for 28 years. This let me understand how important a hospital is to forming and maintaining the fabric of the community. I know in our Wisconsin community, we had staff providing assistance to hundreds of people to sign up for the much-needed Affordable Care Act program. 

Since Donald Trump took office, he has done everything he can to undermine the health care of millions of Wisconsinites by trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Despite the positive impact of the law for millions of Wisconsinites and Americans everywhere, Trump continues to try to repeal the law, breaking every promise he ever made during his campaign. This would especially affect rural hospitals in a dramatic, negative financial manner. This could be a tear in that fabric of the community.

Now, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump is still committed to taking away health care coverage for Wisconsinites. More than 1,000 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19, and health care coverage is more important than ever as we face this pandemic.

Joe Biden understands that in a country like ours, basic and affordable health care should be something that every citizen has access to. In Wisconsin alone, more than 2.4 million people have pre-existing conditions, and many live in fear that Republicans will strip the protections they rely on.

Robert Scieszinski

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin