Chris Gibson, the next congressman NY district 20

Congratulations to Chris Gibson our next congressman from NY district 20. A big thank you to all who worked to get him elected and to all those who voted for Chris. Our work is not over but just beginning. Let’s keep up the work as we head toward 2012.

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6 Responses to Chris Gibson, the next congressman NY district 20

  1. Kim Vanderwarker says:

    I am writing this to Chris Gibson because of his stance on healthcare reform. My sister is a small business owner in Saratoga Springs. At age 37, less than 4 months after her marriage, she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer – a death sentence. She has contnued to work through the last six years of cancer so she could pay health insurance and pay her bills. Her husband and herself tried to keep going, but the marriage never had a chance and they divorced, their dreams gone. My sister was left with a mortgage she could not pay and lost her first home; she loved that house. Through all this she never stopped fighting or asked for pity. She loves her business, but it is agonizing to see her having to go to work to pay health insurance. She has not asked for anything, but she does feel that healthcare needs reform. She asked her oncologist and a cancer lawyer if there was anyone to help her get social security and medicaid and they said she has to do it herself. Recently, my mom got her a portable toilet for her downstairs because she could make it upstairs to the bathroom. I tried to call social security for her because she said they were very cruel and they told me ” she can only live a couple of months if she wants social security”. My sister wants to work but is getting very sick. My sister Terry is a proud woman whom has worked her whole life and only tried to help others. Often she cries about how corrupt the healthcare system is . Why are you trying to repeal desperately needed healthcare reform? She had to rely on some of her clients whom know how to navigate the system to help her, but it is too little too late. I wanted to see her today but she is home in a weakened state trying to fill out medicaid paperwork. Her health insurance bill is $1600 a quarter. Recently, she checked into a food pantry. A system that forces people to work while they are fighting cancer is ridiculous!! My sister is going to die and will probably not see another Christmas. I wish you could sit down and with her and see the kind of woman she is. There are many people with cancer out there who have to work to survive. Knowing they could work to pay their bills and have free health insurance would be a blessing. My sister is Terry Barrows. Her email is mygatos2@yahoo.com but I am not sure she has the energy to respond to anyone. The absence of healthcare reform has has been a huge burden for her on top of all her loss at a young age. There really is no one advocating for the sick and they are too weak to advocate for themselves. If you sat down with some people who are terminally ill and trying to keep working to pay for health insurance you would feel their pain and their feel. My sister has fought this alone, except for my mom, myself, and my other sister. All we can give her is love and comfort, but it doesn’t pay the health insurance or the rent. And it sounds like you too,Chris Gibson, have abandoned her. Her spirit is almost broken but she continues to fight to survive. She feels like the cancer has robbed her at last of her dignity. I feel those against healthcare reform are probably not single people with no health plan. Chris Gibson pleae take some time out of your busy schedule to sit down with my sister a life long tax payer and wonderful woman.

    • boudicabpi says:

      Hi Kim,
      I personally am against the bill. I feel we could use reform but not as written. Chris is not against health care reform, just against the bill as written. That being said did you send this to him or would you like me to forward it to him. I would be happy to do so. Just let me know in an email or a reply. If so would you give me permission to also give your name and email address. Without your permission I can’t and won’t include it as it is your personal information.
      district20ny@boudica.us
      Bob A.

  2. j says:

    I would like our new congressman to take a good look at our health care. I wonder if many of the taxpayers know that those that are addicted to methadone and go to methadone clinic programs are transported to these clinics via contracted taxi cabs. They are picked up from their homes dropped off to receive their doses and transported back home. The tax payers pick up the tab for these transports. Meanwhile the majority of these individuals do not last in these rehabititation programs. They are in and out return to become heroin addicts and then finding their way back to being rehabilitated ( temporaritly). I know this first hand because I have a relative and his wife who are playing the system lovely and I just gag at the way this system supports people like them. People who do not want to work and because they are on Methadone or say that they are going to kill themselves then they receive more medications, foodstamps, limosine services and a place to live. I pay high taxes and I do not want my taxes to support the healthcare reform in that manner. There should be some conditions imposed for the quality of life in the patients they are contributing too! Talk to OASIS. what are they doing about it. Let us “cut funds” that way, intead of taking away educational benefits for our children
    J.J.

  3. j says:

    I would like our new congressman to take a good look at our health care. I wonder if many of the taxpayers know that those that are addicted to methadone and go to methadone clinic programs are transported to these clinics via contracted taxi cabs. They are picked up from their homes dropped off to receive their doses and transported back home. The tax payers pick up the tab for these transports. Meanwhile the majority of these individuals do not last in these rehabilitation programs. They are in and out return to become heroin addicts and then finding their way back to being rehabilitated ( temporarily). I know this first hand because I have a relative and his wife who are playing the system lovely and I just gag at the way this system supports people like them. People who do not want to work and because they are on Methadone or say that they are going to kill themselves then they receive more medications, foodstamps, limousine services and a place to live. I pay high taxes and I do not want my taxes to support the healthcare reform in that manner. There should be some conditions imposed for the quality of life in the patients they are contributing too! Talk to OASIS. what are they doing about it. Let us “cut funds” that way, instead of taking away educational benefits for our children

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  5. Wayne Dederick says:

    I would like Congressman Gibson to immediately act to extend tax cuts for families making less than $250,000.

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