Don’t ridicule the president for health care system
To the editor:
I still find it perplexing that your columnist loves his Medicare benefit, which the Republicans have tried to dismantle for eons, but continues to rail against the ACA, which was primarily designed to quell the rabid commentary from the Republicans, i.e., our state senator and state representative have had numerous letters reiterating any governmental health care plan as a Marxist ploy.
It’s unfortunate that your columnist can’t or won’t admit that he loves his Medicare plan, but only wants it for himself. It should be noted that Medicare has about a 3 percent administrative cost, while private insurance companies have a 15 to 30 percent administrative overhead.
As for G.W. Bush, he can be blamed for a war that took lots of money and blood, not his, and signed a Drug Benefit Law, part D, for prescription drugs, that was written by the Pharmacy Lobby, etc.
Perhaps your columnist should concentrate on something other than ridiculing the president for trying to gain Republican support of a system that benefits their valued constituents, the insurance industry!
Arthur J. Le Suer