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MEDICARE: Brochure like a death warrant

| June 11, 2010 10:00 PM

Just prior to the Memorial Day weekend, I received a copy of a brochure from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The brochure described in more than glowing terms various aspects of the new Medicare law. What it failed to explore were the implications of the changes including: the increases in enrollment, the reductions of funding, the source of additional health care workers and the (designed) eventual elimination of private insurance companies. In short, the brochure amounted to little more than a death warrant for seniors.

Coming when it did, the brochure posed a stark contrast to Memorial Day — a time when Americans commemorate the selfless acts  of our countrymen who sacrificed their lives on the altar of freedom.

The brochure, on the other hand, mandates the death of thousands of senior citizens upon the altar of Obama Care.

I’ll wager that none of those brave souls who, for example, stormed the beaches at Normandy were thinking: “We’ve got to make the world safe for Socialism.”

The November elections cannot come quickly enough!

MARK M. GREENE

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