Letter: Enough protection wasn’t provided

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My husband recently turned 65. Beginning about six months ago and continuing to the present, he has been bombarded with fliers, brochures, postcards, pamphlets, etc., from every insurance company in America, extolling all different kinds and prices of medi-gap policies. It is mind-boggling.

I shudder to think what would happen if Medicare were to be turned into a voucher program. The insurance hounds would really come out of the woodwork to bombard every senior citizen with enticements to convince them that their insurance is the best.

Fixing what’s wrong with medicine in America cannot start with changing Medicare to a voucher system.

For-profit insurance companies are no doubt slobbering with greed over the very idea.

Linda Cross

Vancouver