I live in Pennsylvania, so unfortunately one of my senators is Pat Toomey. Today I got an email from him requesting, "If you have lost your health care coverage, or have seen your rates rise because of the president's health care law, I encourage you to share your story with me." Not a mention of wanting to hear from people who have been helped by the Affordable Care Act, of course. Not even a hint that there could possibly be anyone actually helped by it as opposed to being harmed by it.

I can't believe how angry this makes me, this active rooting for the ACA to fail. But while I'm enraged by Toomey (and I wrote back to tell him), I'm sadly not at all surprised. I do wonder, however, if anyone else will pick up on this, including the press in Pennsylvania, and if anyone else other than me will object to it. Are Republican senators in other states pulling this nonsense, and are they getting any negative reaction to it?

Originally posted to tomfodw on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM PDT.

Also republished by Pittsburgh Area Kossacks, Philly Kos, and DKos Pennsylvania.

Your Email has been sent.