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'Standing Firm on Medicare'

February 05, 1989

We hope congressional leaders do stand firm on the Medicare expansion laws.

We cannot understand the blindness of our fellow-Medicare recipients. The additional services, added to the comparatively generous Medicare coverage, should be financed by the beneficiaries themselves. And this is being handled in an equitable manner based on ability to pay, and will not unfairly burden the indigent.

If these dissenters would stop and compare costs of the new law against prior Medicare coverage along with private supplementary insurance, or even the total private medical insurance without Medicare, they would realize what a bargain this plan is.

In addition, we hope that the American Assn. of Retired Persons, who initially instigated this legislation, does not back down because of the yammering of some malcontents who demand too large a slice of the shrinking American economic pie.

FRED and LOUISE HAUTER

La Canada

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