I am strongly in opposition to Gov. Paul LePage's proposed budget cuts to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services MaineCare programs.
While the state budget does need to be balanced, I feel it is wrong and unjust to attempt to balance it on the backs of the people who need it most — the elderly, the disabled and children.
Cutting out fraud in the MaineCare system is a good idea; cutting out vital services to those in serious need is not.
While President Barack Obama works to ensure everyone has health care, Gov. LePage should not be working in the other direction.
Health care, in my opinion, should never be an option. It should be a human right.
I hope that before the final decision is made on this proposed budget cut that Gov. LePage will come to feel the same way.
Genia Graham, Lewiston