Letters to the Editor

Not so free anymore

I am a World War II veteran. When I was discharged from the Navy, we were told we would have free health and hospital care. Now, 51 years later, our free health care keeps going up in price, thanks to our commander-in-chief. He now wants to raise our co-pay on prescription drugs to double what we pay now.

Most of us are on fixed incomes and Medicare. I think he knows that soon there will be about 260,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans coming into the system, and there will be all that extra money they can use.

Gilbert Edwards