Rep. Don Young voted for a one-size-fits-all health care bill last week that would harm Alaska more than any other state.
The bill contains much smaller tax credits than the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, and makes no geographic allowance for high-cost states like Alaska.
The increase in Alaska would be $12,599 for average out-of-pocket health care costs in the individual health care market, an analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said.
"Alaska policymakers would likely see waiving protections for people with pre-existing conditions as their only option to stabilize Alaska's market, even though it would put coverage even further out of reach for Alaskans who have the most serious health needs, who could face premium surcharges of tens of thousands of dollars," wrote senior fellow Aviva Aron-Dine of the research institute.
Of course our one and only Congressman, Don Young, voted for the House bill.
However he assures his constituents that they should not worry because the Senate version will be much better.
Which makes one wonder why, if he knew the House bill was so flawed, did he vote for it?
Young has already let it be known that he is running again in 2018 despite being older than dirt.
And there is, unfortunately, a strong chance that he will win again.
Because yes, Alaskans are indeed THAT stupid.