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Letter: Health care reform a must

Leaving Medicare alone is not an option. If we do nothing on health care reform, costs will keep rising and the Medicare trust fund will run out of money within a decade.

Health care reform will pay doctors for the care they provide in keeping us well instead of the number of procedures they do. And, it can reduce paperwork and eliminate co-pays for preventive screenings.

Medicare was designed to give seniors a measure of security. It is security that should be available to everyone who lives in this wealthiest nation. Let's make sure that coverage for families is not denied when it is most needed. Make sure people are covered when they lose a job. Call for comprehensive reform now.

Julie A. Joplin

New London