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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2012

Letters to the Editor 2/12/12

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Sincerely,

Bruce Wilson

Athens

Seniors deserve better

Dear Editor:

Anyone who rejects the death penalty should vote against President Obama.  He has stated that senior citizens health care costs are too high. His health care law has designated a specially appointed board that will decide what health care and medications are justified for senior citizens. The Obama health care program wants to reduce Medicare coverage for seniors by $500 billion, which will drastically affect the life spans of many seniors. It could be a death sentence!

Obama is saying that seniors should not be allowed to live indefinitely, due to their excessive health care costs and is condemning them to earlier than normal deaths. I have had pre-cancerous polyps removed, several times, during colonoscopies. At the last colonoscopy, the doctor said, that being over 75, Medicare wouldn’t approve more colonoscopies. This could expedite my death from cancer.

Some medications are now being restricted from coverage and others costs have increased by up to 50 percent. This has caused many seniors to give up life-saving drugs due to lack of reasonable availability and costs. One drug dispensing insurance representative (not pharmacy) said to me that age is a factor.

President Obama has no concerns for illegal aliens costing our citizens billions of dollars for unpaid health care, to educate non-English speaking children, and loss of jobs for citizens and wages being reduced.  Ultraliberals want to protect the “rights” of illegal aliens and think nothing of the cost to U.S. citizens to pay the expenses of free services to illegal aliens. 

Billions in Medicare costs, for our senior citizens, should take precedence over lawbreakers’ health care and free education.  The health care bill also puts a tax on surgical instruments and equipment, hip and knee replacements and so on, increasing their cost.  Obama minions explain that this is to help pay for the uninsured. Why not help pay for Medicare? There are many other surprises that slipped under the health care law umbrella that will affect other aspects of our lives.

I don’t like being condemned to an earlier than normal death by an incompetent president and his congressional minions.  Senior citizens deserve better than this. Obama’s lack of leadership, arrogant attitude, claptrap, and espoused class warfare must go.

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