Single payer would be great

December 20, 2013 

Letter writer Leon Anderson continues to criticize "socialized" healthcare when he knows how good Medicare really is.

I have heard writers continue to criticize Medicare and Social Security. I have been collecting Social Security for 11 years and have used Medicare with great success for 10 years. These are great plans that work very well.

If the Republicans would have cooperated, we would have a single payer system right now for all citizens and would not have to put up with the insurance companies that take advantage of us at every turn.

And why is it that people who are on Medicare and collect Social Security do not want all citizens to reap the benefits of the same kind of medical coverage that they have?

Michael Ray Dillier

Collinsville

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