The White House apparently does not understand what really is going on with the insurance companies that administer the Medicare Advantage programs (Fixing unfair Advantages? July 21, p. 6). These companies receive more than enough money from the government to care for our seniors. The problem lies in the fact that these insurance companies have recorded profits in the billions of dollars at the expense of restricted medical care for senior citizens. In addition, the government is not being fiscally responsible by allowing the drug companies to set their own pricing for the Medicare Part D program. The government should be able to have the best negotiating power with the drug companies providing services to the seniors they serve.
It is completely ridiculous for the White House to want to protect the insurance companies that are bleeding the system dry instead of protecting the doctors who are providing the care.
Ana Maria AgrusaDavie, Fla.