26 The Queens Courier • MAY 11, 2017 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com 26 THE QUEENS COURIER • MAY 11, 2017 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM sun THE QUEENS editorial WWW.COURIERSUN.COM PUBLISHER & EDITOR CO-PUBLISHER ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF VP, EVENTS, WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA ART DIRECTOR ARTIST SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER STAFF REPORTERS CONTRIBUTING REPORTERS ASSISTANT TO PUBLISHER CLASSIFIED MANAGER CONTROLLER PRESIDENT & CEO VICE PRESIDENT VICTORIA SCHNEPS-YUNIS JOSHUA A. SCHNEPS BOB BRENNAN ROBERT POZARYCKI AMY AMATO-SANCHEZ NIRMAL SINGH RON TORINA EMILY DAVENPORT KATRINA MEDOFF, ANTHONY GIUDICE, ANGELA MATUA SUZANNE MONTEVERDI CLIFF KASDEN, SAMANTHA SOHMER, ELIZABETH ALONI DEBORAH CUSICK CELESTE ALAMIN MARIA VALENCIA VICTORIA SCHNEPS-YUNIS JOSHUA A. SCHNEPS Schneps Communications, 38-Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361 718-224-5863 •Fax 224-5441 www.qns.com editorial e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for advertising e-mail: email@example.com Entire Contents Copyright 2017 by The Queens Courier All letters sent to THE QUEENS COURIER should be brief and are subject to condensing. Writers should include a full address and home and offi ce telephone numbers, where available, as well as affi liation, indicating special interest. Anonymous letters are not printed. Name withheld on request. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, AS WELL AS OP-ED PIECES IN NO WAY REFLECT THE PAPER’S POSITION. No such ad or any part thereof may be reproduced without prior permission of THE QUEENS COURIER. The publishers will not be responsible for any error in advertising beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. Errors must be reported to THE QUEENS COURIER within fi ve days of publication. Ad position cannot be guaranteed unless paid prior to publication. Schneps Communications assumes no liability for the content or reply to any ads. The advertiser assumes all liability for the content of and all replies. The advertiser agrees to hold THE QUEENS COURIER and its employees harmless from all cost, expenses, liabilities, and damages resulting from or caused by the publication or recording placed by the advertiser or any reply to any such advertisement. DOG DAYS IN ASTORIA // PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM @king_astor_the_cavalier Send us your photos of Queens and you could see them online or in our paper! To submit them to us, tag @queenscourier on Instagram, visit our Facebook page, tweet @QNS or email firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Queens Snaps) Health care repeal would kill Queens House Republicans ignorantly celebrated last week passage of their so-called replacement to the Aff ordable Care Act (ACA) that, despite its name, cares little about the health of Americans. Th e so-called American Health Care Act takes away billions of dollars toward subsidies from some 24 million Americans who use them to purchase health care; it also expands the power of health insurance companies to disqualify people from coverage due to pre-existing conditions. Millions more Americans would be thrown off the health insurance rolls if this deleterious bill becomes law. Of course, the bill exempts members of Congress from the provisions of this legislation. Who could trust a chef who doesn’t eat his own food? Even the most ardent supporters of the ACA acknowledge that it needs changes and reforms to reduce costs for coverage and other fi nancial burdens faced by taxpayers, medical institutions and health insurers alike. Killing the ACA outright, however, would send families and medical institutions here in Queens and elsewhere into a fi nancial tailspin. Th is is not hyperbole. Before the ACA’s passage, hospitals in Queens and elsewhere closed under the weight of mounting debts. Uninsured patients fl ooded emergency rooms seeking care they could not aff ord, but knowing they couldn’t be turned away from treatment. Medical centers lost billions of dollars from being unable to collect on the care they provided. Families burned through their savings and ultimately went into bankruptcy whenever a loved one suff ered a serious injury or illness, but their insurance provider couldn’t or wouldn’t cover their care. Estimates from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s offi ce earlier this year determined that nearly 500,000 Queens residents would lose their health insurance coverage — and the state would incur billions in debt — if the ACA is repealed and replaced with a far weaker alternative. It’s safe to say, however, that if the American Health Care Act is passed in its current form, thousands more Queens residents — including those who didn’t even get their coverage through the ACA — would be at risk of losing their insurance due to pre-existing conditions. We’re lucky that our Queens representatives voted against the American Health Care Act, and we’re confi dent Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand will do everything in their power to stop the bill in its tracks. Th ere is hope that the Senate will off er a compromise bill far more humane than the House’s disgraceful legislation. We believe, however, that the compromises should be focused on reforming the ACA, rather than repealing and replacing it with something new. We urge our readers to call Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and encourage them to save the ACA from greedy, out-of-touch ideologues that would do us all harm. STORY: Horse riding school in Forest Hills sold to nonprofi t that helps special needs individuals SUMMARY: Lynne’s Riding School, an equestrian center in Forest Hills, has been sold to GallopNYC, a nonprofi t organization that off ers horseback experiences to individuals young and old with special needs. REACH: 22,676 people (as of 5/8/17) Publisher & E ditor Victoria Schneps-Yunis Co-Publisher Joshua A. Schneps Associate Publisher Bob Brennan E ditor-In-Chief Robert Pozarycki VP, Events, Web & Social Media Amy Amato-Sanchez Art Director Nirmal Singh Artist Ron Torina S ocial Media Manager Emily Davenport S taff Reporters Katrina Medoff, Anthony Giudice, Angela Matua Suzanne Monteverdi Contributing Reporters Cliff Kasden, Samantha Sohmer, Elizabeth Aloni Assistant to Publisher Deborah Cusick Classified Manager Celeste Alamin Controller Maria Valencia President & CEO Victoria Schneps-Yunis Vice President Joshua A. 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