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Robert Lee repeats lies in his letter of Nov. 11. No, senior citizens will not be "sentenced to death." There is no provision in any of the various versions of pending health insurance legislation that suggests rationing for any demographic group.
The public media is replete with statistics comparing life span and other indicators of quality of care in the U.S. to the rest of the world. We consistently come in at the 30th worst range in those studies. One demographic group is an exception. That is the over 65 age group. It approaches life span predictions in the other developed nations. If you survive to 65, your chances of having a normal life span increase immensely.
That group includes the "Greatest Generation." Those who fall in that group have universal, government-subsidized health care.
W. Lorraine Watkins