Nothing but campaign rhetoric?

- Gerald Dickey Youngstown, Ohio

As one who recently enrolled in Medicare, I welcome many of the comments by Rep. Eric Cantor and other Republican­s who state that my health care needs must be decided by me and my doctor without “arbitrary constraint­s on cost.”

While this commitment to what could require unlimited spending to meet my medical needs happily removes the threat to my having to face the dreaded “death panels,” I am not convinced of their sincerity.

Until the Republican­s tell me where the money will come from to allow me and my doctor to determine what my best available treatment might be, no matter how expensive, I remain skeptical and view their comments as nothing more than campaign rhetoric.

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