Each day, I receive thousands of messages and emails. Below are several of them from the past 24 hours, and the response I’ve given to each. NOTE: I do not include the last name of the sender unless they explicitly request that I do so.
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I have no idea if this healthcare bill is good or bad for me. I am 62 years old with a preexisting condition and work part time answering phones at a dentist office that does not offer its part time workers health insurance. I am barely holding on each week. I live by myself in a basement apartment. At the end of the month I have a net loss of -$60. I have only enough money saved to get me through the next few years. Will this new bill cause me greater hardship financially?
DML: Rose, I am sorry to learn of your struggles. Unfortunately, there are so many more like you out there. As a side note, please know that next week, we will be covering the topic of “retirement” during the Walk & Talks. Now, with regard to the healthcare bill, it will not pass the Senate as it is written. Therefore, I think diving deep into the nuances is a waste of your time because what you see today is not what this bill offers tomorrow.
I will say this… As the bill stands now, it is not very friendly to people who are older with pre-existing conditions. But again, I do not want to scare you about something that will likely be gone once it hits the Senate. Meanwhile, please write letters and make calls to your senators and voice your concerns.
From Mr. Filene:
Dennis, I have never written to you in the past. I do not comment on your posts. I do not interact on your live videos or chat sessions. I share this with you to highlight the importance of this email. I am upset, frustrated, confused, embarrassed, and scared because the Trump presidency is materializing into a major letdown. I don’t blame him entirely, but I watched him hugging Paul Ryan yesterday in the Rose Garden and it became clear to me that he is never going to clean the swamp. If you look closely at everything he’s done to date he is slowly but surely sinking into his place inside the swamp. I know there is nothing you or I can do about this today. The reason why I am writing is to ask you to please remain true to us. I really do mean it when I say that you are the only public figure I know who cares about his supporters more than he does himself. If you want it, I believe you will get to the presidency in 2024. Please never change who you are.
DML: I’m not sure how to respond to this because you’ve expressed so many thoughts and feelings. I do ask you to participate more. That aside, try to keep your chin up. It’s easier to look on the brighter side, and although not everything is perfect right now, it’s far better than a Clinton presidency. NOTE: I will never let you down. You may not always agree with me on things, but if you look over the history of my time in the public eye, I have never changed my position or misled anyone about where I stand, and what I stand for. That part of me will never change, I assure you of that.
DML, yes or no answer is all I need. Will President Trump and his team win the war on drugs? I am a Democrat and I lost my child to an overdose. I lost my son to drugs and that is the only reason why I voted for Trump. I want the truth! Please don’t sugarcoat the answer. Just yes or no. Thank you!
DML: I am sorry to say this to you, but NO. I am sorry for your loss.
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