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11/23/2012 12:13:00 PM
Not happy with insurance situation

To the Editor:

This is a letter about insurance.

There are two kinds. The government is a world of its own. Their insurance is called a golden parachute. That’s the one that’s 100 percent paid for by us little folks. There is no limit. This president was born into money he has no concept of what a struggle it is for middle class and I could care less.

Plan two is the middle class where you buy or have no service. I don’t believe this president has any concept of affordable insurance. He has never walked in our shoes. 

This is our case: I am 81 and my wife is 77. I never had a doctor and had one eye test ($125). My wife had an eyebrow lift so as not to doze off while reading – that’s it.

Together  we pay $2,400 for Medicare. We pay $10,000 supplement for two. We pay co-pays. We get no glasses, no dental, and no hearing. My aids are $6,000 a pair and we did not buy into the drug program.

This president is out of touch with the people. This is not my idea of affordable. I tried to contact the governor for an answer to no availability as to why this is happening.

The government pays $800 per month to the insurance company for each person enrolled. Combined, that would work out to $26,000 a year.

Don Duddles
Waukesha




Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Article comment by: R Collins

Don . . . evidently the Waukesha media did not provide you with the news . . . Romney did not win. True, he was born into money, unlike President Obama. But he's not the president. And, unlike Romney, Obama has walked in our shoes . . . he was born into the lower-middle class, and was raised by his middle-class grandparents. He's certainly aware of the problems with insurance, given that he's commented numerous times about his mother's concerns about her health care costs when she was dying with terminal cancer.



Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Article comment by: Joe Thompson

Clearly you need to do more research on this president's early years. He was not "born into money."

Do you have any suggestions on making insurance more affordable, such as a public option?




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