Letter to the Editor
Updated: April 3, 2012 5:09PM
And now the general election for the House of Representatives in the 10th Congressional District gets under way. The Democrats have voted for Brad Schneider and incumbent Robert Dold is the Republican candidate.
On one of the key issues of the campaign, Dold continues to assert that he is “standing up for seniors by making sure that any changes to Medicare keeps seniors’ Medicare health care and prescription drug benefits intact without driving up premiums.”
But what Dold doesn’t say in one of his latest mail-outs is that if Republicans get their way, they will give seniors a voucher for a few thousand dollars and tell them to go to the open marketplace and buy their own health care insurance — if you can get it. This is the plan put forth by House Republican Paul Ryan and voted for and supported by Dold.
Let’s be honest about this plan: It will end Medicare as we know it. This is a “change” we can’t afford.