Medicare

Reader Input: Missing patriots, not leaders

Let the flag-waving, anthem-singing, we-support-our-troops-from-the-sidelines cheap-shot patriotism have its day. But after the firecracker smoke clears and the ticker tape is swep ...

Reader Input: Look away from teat party suck

Those of tea party ilk seem quite titillated with the “government teat” metaphor; as well they should be, given the amount of slurping done by their masters. We don&r ...

Reader Input: Conservatives tired of takers taking

We conservatives are tired of these poor and low-income bums cutting into our profits with all this babble about income inequality requiring us to be taxed so they can live high of ...

Medicare 2014 enrollment ends Saturday

Saturday marks the end of the open enrollment period to receive Medicare in 2014. Open enrollment is a time for people who are more than 65 years old or permanently disabled and o ...

Reader Input: House of cards now leaning

There’s an expenditure of $660 million, almost two-thirds of a billion taxpayer dollars, wasted to date. And all we’ve got to show for it is a non-functional Obamacare ...

Reader Input: Writer buys into the propaganda

Grant Shaw is utterly misinformed on several serious issues (“Government charity is not charity at all,” Reader Input, Oct 24). There is neither correlation nor opposit ...

Woman does not fall for phone scam

Anne Siacotos, 79, had a bad feeling when the person on the other end of the phone began asking for information such as her Social Security and checking account numbers. The hea ...

Reader Input: Base opinion on facts of the care act

“If you don’t stop it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and grandchildren what it once was like in America when men ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Another phone scam in Auburn?; Locals helping out after Colorado floods; What’s going on in Cool?; and national championships at Fast Fridays

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Another phone scam seems to be infiltrating Auburn. Local residents are getting suspicious phone calls asking for personal information to get new Medic ...

Reader Input: Health system bankrupts

For those of you who shudder at the word “socialism” when it comes to health care: How are you with the word, “bankruptcy,” unique to capitalism? The Amer ...

Reader Input: What happens when you get old

This is what happens when you get old. You hear the things that make younger folks go gaga, and all you distinguish is a speech to those of color, of other cultures, those that are ...

Voters may well need counseling

I have been an avid reader of newspapers for decades. A person can generally find the front page filled with stories of war, epidemics, natural disasters, political unrest in the ...

Clarifying GOP Medicare plan

As a long time member of the Placer GOP Central Committee and as its’ current chairman, I am disappointed in the apparent bias of the Auburn Journal in regard to the coverage of ...

Folks, we’re nowhere near socialism

Socialism is nothing more or nothing less than the ownership of the means of production and the cooperative management of such. Folks, we’re far from that model. We’ve had ele ...

Vouchers will be a nightmare

Lifetime politician Tom McClintock has voted twice to “save” Medicare by changing it into a voucher program. This will, in fact, dismantle it. Jack Uppal, his opponent in Cong ...