Letter to the Editor

Make health care affordable

Sunday, October 25, 2009

To the Editor:

Health care is very important and something needs to be done about it.

After I pay my rent and utility bills, there isn't much money to pay the doctor and hospital bills.

If something doesn't get done soon, the Medicare trust fund will be in the red within the next 10 years. Health care costs for employers will rise 166 percent in the next decade alone. Fourteen thousand people a day will continue to lose their health insurance. A lot of people will file bankruptcy because there is no money to pay the doctor and hospital bills.

I hear you are talking about raising taxes on health care. That would only hurt the American people that are barely making ends meet.

We need to work together to make health care that everybody can afford.

Beth Johnson,

Terre Haute