Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Skewed Vision of Virginia Foxx

"There are no Americans who don't have healthcare. Everybody in this country has access to healthcare."

--Rep. Virginia Foxx, July 24, 2009, in a Capitol Hill press conference

If the Congresswoman wanted to see past her blinders of wealth, privilege, and conservative ideology -- which, of course, she does not -- she might notice the spectacle of over 1,000 poor, rural people living not very far from her own district, who stood in lines sometimes for hours to get basic medical care in animal stalls at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

Tom Sullivan has an eye-witness account of the 12th annual Remote Area Medical (RAM) Health Expedition in southwest Virginia.

Let 'em heal themselves, eh, Congresswoman?


Anonymous said...

I live IN her district, am self-employed (yes I WORK), do not qualify for public assistance, can't afford insurance, and therefore seek absolute minimal medical care (no, I do not spend the money I earn on cigarettes or alcohol). I assure you I am not alone. Foxx has plenty of people in her own district who get less than adequate medical care.

Anonymous said...

The only thing I agree with you is Virginia Foxx is an idiot. I can not stand her. She hurts any efforts of the Republican Party. Is there any chance she will not run?