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We need improved Medicare for all

By G. Richard Dundas, M.D.
Bennington (Vt.) Banner, Letters, June 4, 2014

We read in the Banner that as many as 40 veterans may have died in Phoenix because they could not get needed care at the VA hospital. This is truly outrageous (surely an overused adjective but probably better than disgraceful). We must do better for our veterans.

Here is another statistic that you may or may not want to know depending on your political mindset. It is estimated that in 2013 there were over 40,000 Americans (not a misprint) who died because they had no health insurance and could not access health care in a timely manner. This is similarly outrageous.

I long for the day when we Americans are smart enough to elect leaders who can translate outrage into action. The action that we need is improved Medicare for all. Everybody in, nobody out.

Dr. G. Richard Dundas resides in Bennington.

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