Protect Medicare

 

July 1 marks the 47th anniversary of Medicare, a program that affects more than 40 million senior citizens in America. Medicare is one of the remaining pillars of our healthcare safety net for seniors, including the vast Baby Boomer generation.

In 1966, President Johnson said, “This program is not just a blessing for older Americans. It is a test for all Americans, a test of our willingness to work together.”

He was right. Medicare continues to be vital for seniors today, especially since it can be the only source of healthcare coverage for them as companies reduce earned supplemental healthcare coverage.

Congress needs to preserve Medicare to prevent seniors from becoming economically impoverished from the rising costs of healthcare. Our nonprofit group, ProtectSeniors.Org, has written to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee supporting the continued maintenance of Medicare. I urge all retirees to work and stand together to make sure America’s senior generation is not left unprotected.

Susan M. Wilson, Lauderhill

Read more Letters to the Editor stories from the Miami Herald

  • Declare war on ISIS

    The ISIS army, along with the other Islamic militants, have declared war on us by killing our citizens and threatening to kill more.

  • Too much coverage

    With 24-hour coverage of a St. Louis suburb and the shooting of a resident by police, we must get another 24-hour news channel. The Middle East is exploding. American citizens are at risk from brutal terrorists.

  • Black leadership void

    According to the interviews I have seen on television, Ferguson is 70 percent black and has no black elected officials. There are only three black officers in the 60-member police force.

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category