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LETTERS: Medicare issue

Letter to the Editor:

I suggest you pay attention if you are 65 or over. ObamaCare did not change your Medicare medical insurance. However, Representative Tim Huelskamp and Governor Brownback want to change it.

Rep. Huelskamp is co-sponsor of H.J. Res. 110, introduced in Congress in February of this year that would permit a Health Care Compact to take your federal health care money and run your Medicare as they see fit. For more details see: resolution/110

Candidate Jim Sherow has stated that he is opposed to the Health Care Compact.

This past spring your Kansas legislators, including John Barker of the 70th District, voted to join the Health Care Compact. This made Kansas the 9th state to join the Compact. Rep. Don Schroeder voted against the bill. Senator Schultz voted for the bill but has since resigned and been replaced by Rick Wilborn.

Governor Brownback signed this bill (HB2553) on April 22, 2014. His statement upon signing the bill is on the Kansas website at:

At the website where it says version “Enrolled” you need to click on “Documents” to the right.

If you trust your Medicare to Brownback and the Health Care Compact, then continue to support Gov. Brownback and Rep. Huelskamp. But if you want to keep your Medicare insurance under the federal government as it is now, you have another reason this election to support their opposition, Paul Davis and Jim Sherow.

Martha Berner


Last modified Oct. 30, 2014