Monday was not a good day for U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder on the health care front. And that’s positive news.
First, around 10 a.m., a small group of concerned citizens visited Yoder’s Overland Park office.
They talked to Yoder’s staff to express their concerns about his call to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Oh, sorry, make that communistic Obamacare, as Republicans know it.)
Here’s a quick FB post on that visit:
Two hours later, Yoder took to Twitter to either purposely troll the constituents who spoke to his local staff Monday or to just whine on about the Affordable Care Act.
— Rep. Kevin Yoder (@RepKevinYoder) January 9, 2017
Now for the best part.
Sorry, Kevin, but much of the public is on to you. In comment after smart comment, people on Yoder’s Twitter account pointed out his hypocrisy as well as an incredibly important fact: Getting rid of the ACA could hurt millions of people. And, by the way, private health insurance isn’t so great either.
Suffer and Die isn't a plan Kevin but it appears to be your wish for Americans. Self insured for 20 years and you're lying.
— Blue in a Red State (@BluNaRedState) January 9, 2017
@RepKevinYoder where is your plan? President O pleaded with R's to work with him, but you played politics…what about the people?
— Maureen Bauer (@maureen_bauer7) January 9, 2017
— Ken Gordhamer (@kgordhamer) January 9, 2017
@RepKevinYoder Nice production but the obvious problem is with the insurance industry not ACA. Single payer seems to be the way to go.
— uncledennyray (@uncledennyray) January 9, 2017
— erynsoup (@erynsoup) January 9, 2017
Yoder has been promising “repeal and replace” ever since I first visited with him at a Kansas City Star editorial board meeting six years ago.
Saying it is easy. Actually replacing Obamacare with something better for millions of Americans is hard.
Poor Kevin Yoder. He still doesn’t appear up to the task. Johnson Countians and other constituents need to keep visiting his office and pounding on him to deliver better answers.