The Border region will lose doctors because John Cornyn broke a promise. I hope groups like TEXPAC and the Border Health Caucus continue to hold Cornyn accountable for consistently putting partisan politics before what's right for Texans.
The Border Health Caucus says it now feels sick over the way Cornyn, R-Texas, voted on a Medicare reimbursement rate bill. The group, which represents more than 9,000 physicians from South Texas and the border region, says it agrees that Cornyn could be described as "Big Bad John." However, it does not use the description in a friendly way.
“Instead of practicing public policy, Senator Cornyn practiced political policy,” El Paso physician Manuel Acosta, chair of the Border Health Caucus, told the Guardian. “He marched to the tune of President Bush again. In his video, Senator Cornyn likes to portray himself as Big Bad John. Well, we agree. He is Big Bad John.” ...
Acosta added that for months Cornyn and Hutchison had promised physicians they would not let the reimbursement rate cut take place on July 1. He said with last week’s vote they had broken that promise. He proceeded to send Cornyn a sternly worded letter.
“The Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee (TEXPAC) is outraged that you made the decision to follow the direction of the Bush Administration and voted to protect health insurance companies at the expense of America’s seniors, those with disabilities, and military families,” Acosta wrote.