Letters to the Editor

Bashing the sick

Just when you think Republicans could not be more mean-spirited, one of their Congressmen suggests that sick people should pay more because their ill health is their fault.

This isn’t just an intellectually inaccurate statement about how illness and risk spreading in health insurance works; it is morally reprehensible.

I hope that families dealing with the plethora of illnesses — both physical and mental they did nothing to cause — flood Republican Congressmen with the vituperative response such an ethically and intellectually reprehensible idea deserves.

L. Gabriel Bach, Miami