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Had a call from some lady ...

wanting to compare what she paid this year to what she's paying for insurance (Medicare Part D). She thought that since she only paid about $300 the entire year that she should toss the plan, which had higher premiums than that. I counseled forbearance: Medicare is meant as a catastrophic plan, there if you need it when undergoing expensive treatments. I told her of a woman who did decide to terminate her plan, only to suffer a heart attack the very next month. She had to endure $1000 prescriptions per month until she was again eligible to sign on with Medicare.

She wasn't convinced. I mentioned something about too bad the U.S. didn't have a single-payer system such as Canada had. She assured me that that wasn't the way the country should head in. Said that Canadians are headed here in droves to get needed medical attention. I said that I really doubted that. No, she said; she had friends in Canada and apparently they were up in arms to get …
So Obama won ...

not my choice (I wrote in Steve Forbes), but maybe now we'll have a chance at national healthcare.