By L.S., a Medicare Beneficiary from New York
Medicare has kept my family from being homeless. My husband had three different kinds of cancer, with surgery and radiation. He had three necessary replacements – hip and both knees and he had to have back surgery. Medicare took care of all the bills. There is absolutely no way that we could have gathered that kind of money and I am talking hundreds of thousands of dollars. We should have universal health coverage as they have in Canada – or Medicare for all people. Medicare absolutely extended my husband's life and I will be forever grateful for that. When I hear that people… want to privatize Medicare (and that really means to get rid of it), I become enraged.