Updated at 11:23 a.m. May 9, 2017
The letter said Rep. Stefanik went to a celebratory photo-op at the White House after the vote on the House version of medival insurance legislation. The North Country congresswoman was not at the White House after the vote, but back in her office "and took phone calls from constituents calling about healthcare and spoke with local reporters about the bill," said Tom Flanagin, Stefanik's communications director.
To the Editor:
Given her recent support for the AHCA and repeal of the ACA, I suggest that Congresswoman Stefanik go back to JFK's "Profiles in Courage" to recognize the opportunity that came her way to do the right thing for her constituents, but she listened instead to Ryan and Trump and gave us up for momentary White House "victory" celebration and photo op.
Instead of being a hero to her constituents, she now owns what she did, voting to harm the seniors, the impoverished, and individuals with medical preconditions in the 21st Congressional District.
Further, she has cast doubt on the economic future for area hospitals serving Ft. Drum military and their families by compromising the economic future of Medicare and Medicaid support for these institutions. Shame on her.