From the March 18 article “Insurance a hard sell to Texans in poverty,” Sara Rodriguez of Houston, a mother of two, says she cannot afford $50/month for health insurance. This is after she received a $4,000 bill for a six-hour emergency room visit. She cannot pay that.
So I and other taxpayers pay it. Our government should not eagerly pay the bills for someone with such a cavalier attitude. I am a liberal Democrat and it may surprise some people that I object to sacrificing to pay for her medical care when she does not want to sacrifice to help herself and her family.
— Tracey Smith, Fort Worth