Medicare

Resolve that DC debt gridlock

The following represents my best ideas for solving the nation’s enormous deficit problems. It reflects my knowledge of Medicare funding that comes from 20 years working as a C.P. ...

Why won’t the rich pay their share?

We are losing services all over the country. Parks, libraries and summer pools are closing. We’ve seen cuts to firefighters and to police, cuts to the prison system, to teachers, ...

McClintock a friend of seniors

Re: Reader Input, Curtis Walker, (June 30): I’m glad that (Rep. Tom) McClintock voted no on the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HR4872). I wi ...

Citizens paid for benefits

In the World of GOP newspeak, Social Security and Medicare are called entitlements. The Republican noise machine would like you to believe they are welfare programs doled out to us ...

Easier to name nations we don’t help

They must think we are stupid. All we hear lately is the deficit and balancing the budget. We are at a critical point and in fact are sinking fast. Our great so-called political le ...

Drugs prices could be lower

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is among the lowest cost drug buyers in our government because they use their huge buying power to directly negotiate lower prices with the ...

Tough to live ‘the dream’

The dream: You’re over 65, worked all of your life, served your country, never been in jail and always paid your taxes. You struggled at times and did without but never asked for ...

Keep senior care a top priority

The recession is far from over and so many people in my community are struggling to pay their bills, find a decent job and make a good life for their kids. Yet this reality has see ...

Gaines may end Medicare

In recent articles there have been reports of Beth Gaines readying for her takeover of the vacant assembly seat. I hope that the senior voters and their families all agree that el ...

Cure for an inside job

The solution: We disguise ourselves as stockbrokers, oil barons and lobbyists for the health insurance industry (that made U.S. health care the most expensive on earth) and for fat ...

Death panels good for taxes

George Horan’s letter “Put government on a strict diet” (Reader Input, Dec. 22) elicits a response from me. I might agree with George or I might not, depending on what he m ...

Tea party avoids listing specifics

Like everyone else, I have been reading articles about the tea party. They profess to be for less government, less taxes and for free markets. While one could say all that sounds ...

Great to be a public employee

In the article concerning (educators’) retirement income (Journal, Sept. 13), you say that Joy Hauser taught at Skyridge for 16 years and had a total of 25 working years for the ...

Thank heavens for single-payer

I was recently admitted to Barton Memorial Hospital in Lake Tahoe on an emergency call. I had to call 911. Having Medicare (single payer) and supplemental insurance (which I pay), ...

Achievements by our president

Re: “Obama worst since Carter” by Robert Moggridge (Reader Input, July 20). Let’s take a moment to list some accomplishments of the Obama administration as well as things tha ...