LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Updated: October 26, 2011 12:24AM
Medicare a work
I recently received a flyer from Congressman Robert Dold in which he states regarding his vote for the Ryan Budget Plan “Efforts in Washington to protect seniors are being misrepresented.” He is being less than honest. The Ryan Plan’s solution to fix Medicare is to END it. Medicare would no longer be a guaranteed benefit but voucher program were seniors would be subject to the risks of the market place in attempting to purchase affordable Health Care from large Corporations who’s only motive is profit. The cost on the open market is currently estimated to be $6,0000 more than we now pay.
I am a veteran of WWII having served with the Merrill’s Marauders in Burma. At the advice of my cardiologist I recently underwent an angioplasty and had three stents placed in my heart that has significantly improved my quality of life. He and I alone made the decision and Medicare paid for it. Do you really believe that a private for profit corporation would have approved an $86,000 procedure for a man of my age?
Representative Dold answers my concerns in his flyer that he is “Preserving benefits for those over 55 years of age.” In a very short time those individuals 55 and younger are going to be facing the same health care decisions that I am. Why shouldn’t they have the same options that I do? Congressman Dold, work to improve Medicare, not end it!
Dominic J. Baracani
Grateful fto you
for your kindness
On Thursday, June 9 at 4 p.m. I apparently passed out on the sidewalk on Glenview Road just west of Waukegan Road after exiting French Flair about 4:30 p.m.
This note is from a very grateful person. Somebody on that block witnessed the fall, called 911, and together with Glenbrook Hospital, saved my life. Thanks to you and the staff at Glenbrook Hospital for all you did!
Lending Closet a credit to community
I recently sufferred a broken ankle and needed many pieces of helpful aids/bathroom equipment, wheelchair, ramp,etc.
The most important and useful aid was called a “rollabout” or knee roller. Most lending closets did not even know what it was and the cost to rent was quite high.
I would want anyone in the community to be aware of the Lending Closet should they need medical aids.There is no charge for any of the equipment. Of course donations are always welcome.
Northbrook is the best and Mabel Jenke was most helpful in obtaining all of my needs.
Thank you, Mabel, and thank you Northbrook for having this facility. I have been a Northbrook resident for over 40 years.