All Americans deserve to be on Medicare

Published 8:01 pm Friday, September 18, 2009

Everyone should be issued a Medicare card at birth. Everyone pays into Medicare now and should receive medical care when care is needed and not have to wait until they are 65.

The old argument that we cannot afford it is bull. This country can afford medical care for all of its citizens now.

Small businesses should not have to supply health care for their employees. Their mission is to supply a product or service to the public. With basic health care provided, just like health care for the elderly, Medicare and Medicaid could be folded into a universal health care system for all Americans.

Those who wish to keep their private insurance should be allowed to keep it and pay for it. But they should still have to pay into a universal health care plan for all Americans.