Congress’ Military Aid Package Diverts Money From Serious Problems in America ‘ – Dr Barsoom; Invites Congress to Visit Emergency Room

(Belleville, NJ ) Congress’s approval of a $95 billion spending package for foreign military intervention is further demonstration of the federal lawmaker’s inability and unwillingness to address serious problems at home, says Dr Raafat Barsoom, an emergency room physician, who is seeking the Republican nomination in New Jersey’s 11th congressional district.
Dr. Barsoom says there are many better ways to use taxpayer money than to continue a proxy war with Russia that will likely go on for years, bleeding U.S. taxpayers.

“I support the Ukrainian people. I support Israel and Taiwan, but not at the expense of ignoring growing ,serious problems right here in America,” said Dr. Barsoom.

Among those problems he identified are the need to close America’s southern border to the huge number of drug traffickers gang members and human smugglers that are coming into America every week.

“At the emergency room that I work in I see the result of Congress’s failure to deal with fentanyl smuggling from China into the U.S.,” says Dr .Barsoom. “Why isn’t Congress concerned about the loss of American lives from fentanyl? “

“I invite those members of Congress who are supporting war overseas to visit me in the hospital and look at the casualties of the war that is occurring in virtually every city in America,” said Dr. Barsoom.

MEDICAID EMERGENCY

Another serious concern that Congress keeps avoiding is payment to hospitals and doctors from Medicaid. Urban hospitals, said Dr. Barsoom, are in a severe financial crisis because they treat so many Medicaid patients, and the government program pays only $140 for an emergency room visit.
“Medicaid payments do not even begin to pay for the care provided in an emergency room,” said Dr Barsoom.
Consequently, hospitals are either forced to shoulder the burden and cut costs elsewhere, or bill people with private insurance more money.
“Congress refuses to address health care costs for Americans, but they are patting themselves on the back for spending $100 billion dollars for foreign conflicts. “We need to change Congress,” said Dr. Barsoom.

The doctor noted that more than 40 other nations are supporting Ukraine with military and humanitarian aid and the U.S. already gives Israel – a prosper out country $3 billion a year. The US has already given Ukraine $75 million.
“How much more taxpayer money is Congress going to spend on foreign conflicts with no end in sight, while serious problems at home get ignored,” asked Dr. Barsoom.

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Municipalities in CD-11
Essex County: (15) Belleville, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair (part; also 10th), North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, South Orange, West Caldwell.
Morris County: (27) Boonton, Boonton Township, Butler, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Denville, Dover, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover, Harding, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Madison, Mendham Township (part; also 7th), Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown, Mountain Lakes, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Pequannock, Randolph Township, Riverdale, Rockaway, Rockaway Township, Victory Gardens.
Passaic County: (4) Little Falls, Totowa, Wayne (part; also 9th), Woodland Park

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