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OUR STATE HAS AN OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

Medicaid is being blamed for everything that ails us. New York's program is called extravagant, "a Cadillac program" that is not in line with other states and in need of reform. Beyond having the state pay the full freight, particulars are not mentioned. In what ways is it extravagant? What services would be cut? Who would be forced to do without?

I thought it was settled American policy that health care is a right of all, and that the community is obligated to help those who cannot afford care. Do we have to be reminded that all of us are vulnerable, and only one illness, one accident or one faulty gene away from needing an awful lot of help?

Robert M. O'Shea

Snyder

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