Florence Vincent

If you are reading this, most likely you are one of those people who wake up with a modicum of hope, for your day, for your life. There are a lot of people who don't have that luxury and feel very little hope in all aspects of their life. Men particularly, can't get a job and feel emasculated by not being able to provide for their loved ones.

People with hope may get sick, may have pain in their bodies and be subscribed opioids, They will take them until the pain has gone, and then get on with their lives.

I heard a story from a lady form Colorado who had neck surgery and while in a post surgery rehab facility in Aurora, Denver, spoke with 2 women from Texas, 1 from Kansas and 1 from Oklahoma.

They all moved to Colorado to stay with family who already lived there so they could get healthcare. Colorado, like Washington State signed on to the ACA Medicaid Expansion. Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma are all Republican run and didn't take the Medicaid Expansion. One woman from Texas had gotten caught in a revolving door and had rib and other injuries. Her doctor wouldn't treat her, so her son, who's an oil worker and lives in Colorado, drove to Texas, picked her up and brought her back to Colorado, where he signed her up for Medicaid and she was able to get looked after!

Did you know, we have till June 30th to keep Solar jobs in this District. Please call budgetary leaders Senator Randi Becker and Representative J.T. Wilcox and ask them to vote in favor of Senate Bill SB1048 and House Bill HB1048. These bills will save 3,700 WA jobs, many local, and create 2,875 more. It would generate $150 million in payroll across Washington State and raise $25.8 million in sales tax for local roads and schools. If you're fiscally conservative, you'll be happy to know that every $1 on solar turns into $16-$20 in local economic activity. The Solar Jobs bill would protect existing solar owners, make room for new ones, ensure that our home-grown solar industry can grow and hire, and offer Washington a more affordable solar program than the outdated one we're locked into. Please tell Sen. Randi Becker 360-786-7602 and Rep. J.T. Wilcox 360-786-7912 we can't afford to turn away our solar jobs.

Florence Vincent
Follow me on Twitter
@florencevincent

Sitting here on Tuesday, I'm wondering if the Republican AHCA/Trumpcare will have passed. I'm expecting it will go through because their wealthy donors, those from the Forbes 400, the hoarding class, are threatening to stop making political donations. 

If it does, the Republican run House, Senate and President will have given those donors their much expected $33 billion tax rebate over 10 years. That's enough to fund healthcare for 700,000 Americans. 

I'm in the UK and my friend's husband collapsed at home. He was taken to hospital, spent 7 days there, then came home. He'll go back for more observation and surgery. Imagine that happening in the USA, the worry about the co-pays & deductibles if you even have insurance. In the UK not one penny charged.

What about Trumpcare? It's a tax gift to the very wealthy.