Letters to the Editor

Will Curbelo end Medicare?

Amy Sherman’s Sept. 14 PolitiFact Florida column found fault with Congressman Joe Garcia’s contention that his political rival, Carlos Curbelo, is trying to end the Medicare guarantee.

But all the facts make it clear that that is exactly what Curbelo is indeed in favor of. Curbelo is quoted as saying that he’s “inclined to support Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan,” which includes a Medicare overhaul featuring drastic changes such as a voucher plan. Curbelo’s own plan calls for “adjusting the eligibility age to account for longer lifespan.” Aren’t these examples of the fact that Curbelo is in favor of ending the Medicare guarantee?

Janet Novatney, Miami