Letter: Health care access problem is real

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The debate over the doctors not accepting Medicare patients is old news. Many years ago when I decided to use Medicare for health insurance, I could not find a doctor to accept me in the Vancouver area. I even approached the doctor who had cared for my dad and he would not accept me because of the Medicare payments. Not until I got a referral to a Portland doctor did I finally find a doctor who would accept a Medicare patient.

One might think that the members of the American Medical Association that is dedicated to people’s health are trying to send a political message.

Wiley Lusk

Vancouver