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September 24, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 24, 2012

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Willsboro Understand before vote

TO THE EDITOR:  Time is running out with about 50 days until the election.

Hopefully, you have not made your choice until you are sure of the honest facts. You have to listen to both sides, the Left and the extreme Right, and then spend the time to understand the candidates’ plan for your own welfare: Medicaid, Medicare, education, food vouchers, unemployment, etc.

When President Obama’s Health Care Act was passed, the media was inundated with misinformation, lies, distortions, all of which have left many either undecided or in doubt whether and how they will vote.

Fully understand the benefits, not the distortions and lies. It is a great plan for millions of people, insured or not, on Medicare, Medicaid, food vouchers Social Security or whatever. The filibustered House has blocked all that the Obama administration has tried to pass to get the economy and health issues voted on for the betterment of the public. It has been a no-win Congress for 3.5 years to defeat the president’s administration. Now is the time to change all of that.

I lost my wife of 61 years to pancreatic cancer recently. With Medicare and self-paid health insurance, the hospital, chemotherapy, all the doctors, staff and costs for 15 months of care were fully paid for with the help of Medicare and my insurance, plus my co-pays. My rates did not go up.

Do you and your family want to take the chance of a wrong political choice and lose these benefits or will you understand just what the Right is going to take away from you if they succeed in their plan to decimate our wonderful government?

You must make changes in both state and federal elections this November if we are going to be guaranteed a future working government. Voting is your choice and voice.

PHIL GORDON

Plattsburgh

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