December 21, 2016
Sharon Moore, 75, is grateful for Medicare’s guaranteed benefits. She says that without them, she is afraid she would not be able to afford her prescriptions and would likely have to sell the house she has lived in for 22 years.
Sharon has had two knees replaced and has a shoulder replacement planned in the near future – operations she could not afford if Medicare were a voucher system.
Friends and relatives have relied on Medicare for their cataracts, heart conditions and cancer. And one never knows when arthritis or heart disease will kick in.
She would like to tell House Speaker Paul Ryan that he is likely to have more than a few deaths on his hands if people can’t afford their medications and other health care.
“We paid for this – we trusted the government that it would be there for us when we need it!” she said.