To the editor:
You might have thought we could have some peace after last year's election. Well not so. They are back at it again. Losing the election was not enough for them to know that Americans want to have peace and security in health care.
Please leave Medicare alone and please do not let states run Medicaid alone.
The current system works and we have an opportunity to improve it with the ACA. Medicare vouchers and block grants to States for Medicaid will destroy our health care system.
It will leave even more without health care insurance.
Some might think the change will only affect Medicare and Medicaid, but no, it will affect all health care in this country.
Private insurance would be in charge of health care.
Costs will rise, insurance rates will skyrocket, quality of care will go down, fraud and abuse will increase. We will have a bureaucracy out of control to whom we have no way to address complaints. In addition, if these proposals are passed, the next step will be to not fund the CMM and HHS.
Taken a step further, there will be reductions in funding for NIH and FDA, etc.
We cannot allow this to happen. We must demand that government not desert us. Let both your state and federal governments know you want them to listen to us.