Replace Obamacare with Medicare for all

Replace Obamacare with Medicare for all

Obamacare's deficiencies and inequities are increasingly recognized. There is growing agreement that it should be repealed — but not before something better takes its place.

Medicare in contrast is a successful program, in existence now for half a century, that guarantees access to health insurance for almost 50 million Americans, at a very low cost.

The problem is that it is currently available only to people age 65 and older (and some younger people with disabilities).

Our elected representatives are right to consider abolishing Obamacare — but only after they have lowered the age of eligibility for Medicare to include everyone. Representatives who vote to abolish Obamacare before Medicare is available to all should be driven from office by the people who will suffer from such callous disregard.

C.G. ESTABROOK

Champaign

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