Be cau­tious about health care for all

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Be care­ful what you wish for: Medi­care for all or any fed­eral/state con­trolled health care sys­tem.

I was for Oba­macare un­til my health in­surance went up $600 a month. I lost all my doc­tors and went to ba­sic cov­er­age.

Peo­ple with pri­vate in­surance lost cov­er­age and prices in­creased. Cur­rently, I’m on Medi­care and it does not cover ev­ery­thing, and many ex­penses are out of pocket. These days you need to find a doc­tor that will take Medi­care, and many doc­tors put a limit. I know from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence the doc­tors will pick and choose their pa­tients. For­tu­nately, I found a doc­tor that will take Medi­care; how­ever, I need a sup­ple­ment in­surance, which doesn’t cover ev­ery­thing. Then you need to worry about how to pay for your med­i­ca­tions. The big ques­tion: Will we have enough doc­tors?

Free ed­u­ca­tion — has any­one looked into FAFSA? A grant pro­gram that helps or will pay for ev­ery­thing un­til the age of 24. The only two re­quire­ments are keep­ing up your grades and in­clud­ing par­ents’ in­come. What about low­er­ing the par­ents’ in­come re­quire­ment? Fam­i­lies could also look into grants that will help pay tuition when work­ing in cer­tain ca­reers or based on where you live. – Mary Hel­ton, Madera

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