Members of Congress take an oath when they are sworn in as elected leaders. They swear to uphold the Constitution, and to defend it against all enemies. But nowhere in their oath of office are they required to protect the medical health and well-being of their constituents.
As a doctor, I've learned the importance and value of listening. Just like you can't cure a patient without listening to what he's feeling, you can't cure a nation without hearing what the people are really asking for.