Insuring life, liberty for all is basis of our governance

Commentary | August 4, 2010 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

This past month, my dad broke his hip. He has a long recovery in front of him, but he's also very lucky. Without the staff at his rehab center, my Dad would not be making progress every day. Without the EMTs who got him to the hospital and the specialist who replaced his hip, my Dad would not be alive now. Without Medicare, the medical bills would have started to pile up. Let's put this another way: My Dad wouldn't have had much of a chance if we actually took U.S. Senate candidate Clint Didier's advice: "We've got to get rid of this protecting the weak."

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