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Monday, April 10, 2017

Reponse and counter-response

Just recieved this:


April 10, 2017
Dear Charles,
We continue to make real progress in our work to repeal and replace Obamacare. The American Health Care Act would bring down costs and increase choices for families. It would reduce the deficit and make the biggest entitlement reform in decades, saving taxpayers $880 billion.    And it would return power from Washington to the states and communities. We want patients and doctors to be making the big decisions—not unelected bureaucrats.  

Visit for more updates as we continue to work on this critical legislation.  


Paul D. Ryan
Speaker of the House

My response to him:

Dear Speaker Ryan,

Perhaps you misunderstood my last missive - I want what millions of Americans - many of them Wisconsinites - want. A complete repeal of Obamacare, coupled with federal prosecution of health care organizations that conspire with insurance companies and drug companies to get special treatment under federal law. Any other industry that offered "discounts" based on which insurance company you had a policy with, or refused to give a firm estimate of costs before starting an "operation" would have been before a judge long before today.

Put the health care industry back under the free market. Federal involvement should be limited to ensure that there is no collusion, and actual prices are given to patients in advance of care.

Health care lobbyists have run the show for way too long. We voted in Mr. Trump to change things for the better. What you and CONgress have offered us is still lipstick on a pig if it does not address the root cause of our healthcare "crisis".

Chuck Kuecker
Beloit, WI

Update - got this bounce-back:

Your e-mail was sent to a send-only server, and your e-mail has not been received.

If you are a resident of Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District and want to e-mail Congressman Paul Ryan, you may do so by visiting the following web page:

If you are trying to email Speaker Paul Ryan, you may do so by visiting the following web page:

Thank you

The email address - - was not flagged as "do not reply". Resending via his website.

1 comment:

  1. I get the same 'non response' responses. At least they no longer appear to be form letters, right? Their lack of meaningful response has enlarged my cynicism; I believe the new format (seemingly personalized) is part of the new strategy in the old game of patronizing the constituent but promising nothing.

    Too, I see this as akin to the deep pockets of gov, as in a legal suit, wearing down the resources of the citizen. It seems that by making it difficult you will eventually cease you will go away, cease your attempts to hold them accountable to you.