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Medicare is imperfect, but it works for U.S.
Modesto Bee

David Brooks (“It’s past time to change Medicare,” Oct. 11) is right when he says Medicare costs are too high now and will get worse unless things change. But, no, Mr. Brooks, the solution is not in competition, free enterprise and market forces. Buying medical care is not like buying a car. If we bought cars the way we buy health care, the car salesman would tell us when we needed a car, what kind of car we need and how much it would cost.