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Vail Daily letter: Extreme solution

Bernie Schwartz
Vail, CO, Colorado

While discussing the upcoming universal health care program with my senior buddies, I think we have found the solution.

I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you are a senior you need to suck it up and give up the idea that you need any health care. A new hip? Unheard of. We simply can’t afford to take care of you anymore.

You don’t need any medications for your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc. Let’s take care of the young people. After all, they will be ruling the world very soon.

So here is the solution. When you turn 65, get caught committing a felony crime. Of course, you will be sent to prison. There you will get three meals a day, a roof over your head and all the health care you need!

New teeth? Great! Need glasses? No problem. New hip, knee, kidney, lung, heart? Well bring it on.

And who will be paying for all of this? The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care. Better yet, since you are a prisoner, you don’t have to pay any income tax.

I really think this may be a perfect solution!

Bernie Schwartz


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