Letters to the Editor
Health care remains a priority for our nation
To the Editor:
The New Hampshire state Legislature is to be congratulated for the bipartisan extension of Medicare under the aegis of the Affordable Care Act.
They have protected affordable access to health care for some 40,000 newly insured New Hampshirites. Doctors, nurse practitioners, hospitals and those trying to address the state’s opioid problem are breathing a little easier today, throughout the state.
Now we have to be sure to elect Hillary Clinton in November to keep Donald Trump from repealing it all as he has promised – along with any number of other grotesqueries.
For a nation as concerned with the economy as we all are, few elements can affect a family’s economic well-being more quickly and seriously than health care, especially as today’s medical costs continue to mushroom. For openers, Hillary’s plan would require insurers and employers to provide up to three sick visits to a doctor per year – without having to meet the plan’s deductible. Now you can get your child or yourself to a doctor at the first sign of a problem without worrying about out-of-pocket costs.
Globalization and job-killing technologies may be beyond our immediate grasp, but a serious illness can hit us where we live – literally. Hillary Clinton’s career-long battle for improved and more affordable health care, from rural Arkansas in 1979 to the Children’s Health Insurance Program which today covers more 8 million children, to $20 billion for the special health needs of the 9/11 first responders – and she’s just getting started.
Outlined on her website (www. hillaryclinton.com/briefing) are plans for reduced costs, extended care, lower prescription drug costs and more.
Take a good look at the many ways this experienced leader will work for you and your family and vote for Hillary Clinton in November.