Schmidt: They pretend we don’t exist

I can't hardly afford any health coverage. I am living out of my Social Security retirement, and that is not enough to pay for my basic needs.

When the politicians talked about taking off the coverage for preexisting conditions, they were talking about a mass assassination of people like me.

What a shame, that the ones with a great deal of money have forgotten about the ones that don’t. We are citizens of this beloved country of ours. They pretend that we don't exist, and if we do, we don't deserve to be alive!

Edgard Schmidt lives in Ukiah, Calif.