In response to “Even with Medicare, seniors pay and pay
This is ridiculous for the upcoming seniors! I am totally against this bill and will veto it OUT and get everyone I know to do the same. I haven’t paid all this money during my working years so that I still have to pay $197,000 out-of-pocket expenses throughout my retirement! I am a very angry, soon-to-be-retirement-age senior!
- Eleanor Montellano

In response to “Everybody’s angry … about health care
I have been an insurance broker for 28 years and grant you that our health system needs some adjustments. One of the best ways to fix it would have been to have gone back to basics and get rid of the the PPOs and the HMOs. We could go back to pure deductible and co-insurance so that people would have some idea as to pure cost, not all the freebies. I would also suggest to not have group plans, just individual only. Being able to purchase health insurance across state lines would cut the cost to the insurance companies of having to file different plans in each state. It would also help control the cost and bring the premiums down. We have lost our way; let’s find it one more time.
- Nick Taormina

In response to “151A update: A ‘fly-in’ the ointment
My concern is that the goal is to have an additional source of revenue considering the present government debt situation. If we cannot get these two bills through the sausage grinder, why not suggest a tax to supervise and leave the regulatory situation stagnant for the time being?
- Don Hamme