Clinton ignored seniors

I have to commend The Herald for the excellent article titled, “Rx: Canada,” about prescription price differences between Canada and the U.S. in the Sept. 24 edition of the paper.

It is obvious that senior citizens have been neglected by the Clinton-Gore administration in regard to providing them with adequate prescription coverage. The Clinton-Gore administration has had eight years to come up with a plan to help retired seniors pay for prescriptions and now only when their votes are needed in a presidential election does the issue come to light.

In most pharmacies in this state, 90 percent of the prescriptions are filled using some kind of third-party insurance program. Most of the cash prescriptions are from retired seniors who have been given no option for third-party insurance coverage. Are our seniors better off now than they were eight years ago? With the rising medical costs, I think not. It is a shame that these people who have worked so long and hard now have to leave the country to get affordable health care.

Bothell

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