Medicare ‘donut hole’ discriminates against poor seniors

Having a donut hole for senior Medicare coverage is just plain discrimination for poor seniors. No other insurance ever cuts payments during the year. What happens to the seniors who can’t afford the over-priced medicine during the hole gap? They are left without any way to pay for meds they need to just stay alive. It should be illegal to cut coverage for seniors on Medicare. I was told by a senator not to worry, the hole will close in four years. How many poor seniors will die before the hole closes?

We seniors have worked long and hard, paying taxes and into Medicare. Nobody told us it wouldn’t be there when needed. We’re telling our seniors that they aren’t important because they can’t pay for over-priced medicine. That’s not the America I worked so hard to be a part of. All lives are important, not just the wealthy.

We won’t pay for medicine for seniors, but we can send billions of dollars to countries that don’t even like us. Whose idea was it to create a “donut hole”? I’d like to hear any politician own up to that cost-cutting tool. Someone tell me who letting seniors die is a good idea.

Roberta Lanier, Sun Valley