To the editor:
Congressman Paul Ryan’s plan to replace Medicare with medical vouchers will hurt today’s seniors who remain on Medicare, not just those under 55 who will be forced to accept the vouchers. As the number of seniors on Medicare would shrink, doctors and hospitals would feel less pressure to accept Medicare’s discounted payments. Seniors like me would find it increasingly difficult to find a doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare. Ryan’s plan puts all the burden on seniors when there are fairer ways to ensure its continued success.