Richard Holley was arrested for leaving a handwritten note threatening to kill Nevada Senator Dean Heller if Heller voted to repeal Obamacare. Holley’s wife suffers from multiple debilitating conditions and is bedridden.
Heller did vote to repeal, however the vote lost. Holley was arrested on felony charges and could go to prison. What happens to his wife? Gosh people, threatening to kill public officials is just a really bad idea.
The arrest comes nearly a month after an ominous handwritten note was found wedged behind the placard identifying Heller’s suite in an office complex in southwest Las Vegas. At the time, an acrimonious debate was raging over health care, and swing voting Heller was the subject of an advertising blitz and frequent protests.
“Sen Heller, I am sick and will die without continued medical care,” read the message left on a folded piece of binder paper. “If I’m going to die because you voted to repeal or replace with a death bill, I will take you with me. If I’m going to die so are you.”
Rural counties in Nevada will have access to Obamacare again. Anthem left the exchange, however SilverSummit has agreed to provide coverage in 2018.
As other companies have abandoned insurance exchanges, Centene has expanded its presence, stepping in to offer low-premium, high-deductible plans. The company has said that 90 percent of its exchange customers are eligible for federal subsidies based on income, including many who rotate in and out of Medicaid, which is Centene’s core business.