Welfare for wealthy

When I read the June 12 story, "Hot Topic: Health Coverage for the Well-off", I just could not believe I was reading a true story.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

When I read the June 12 story, "Hot Topic: Health Coverage for the Well-off", I just could not believe I was reading a true story.

The Dodds family should feel fortunate that they were financially well-off enough to have their son cured of leukemia. There are hundreds of children like the Dodds' son whose parents do not have the money to travel to different cities, even different countries, to cure their child and, unfortunately, they die.

The Dodds are now asking the government for help in securing their 10-year-old son with a child's policy through child Medicaid?

They should dig deeper into their pockets: Their huge retirement plan, trusts funds, cash in stocks or bonds, sell some luxuries or whatever it takes and come up with their own money to pay for their child's health insurance, and not ask the government for help.

That money is meant for the less fortunate who cannot afford health insurance.

Bonnie C. Etter

Sandusky