A recent advertisement in your newspaper criticizing U.S. Rep. John Barrow for his recent vote in support of a package of much-needed improvements to our health care system is troubling.
My understanding is that this package, known as the CHAMP Act, will provide funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program and make some positive changes to Medicare. Those changes include avoiding cutting Medicare payments to physicians; expanding extra help paying for prescription drugs to those who are low income and on Medicare; and expanding preventive health care.
Health care that is affordable and of high quality is very important to me. It seems to me that Rep. Barrow's vote on this legislation is a step in the right direction. I commend his vote.
Betty S. Walker, Augusta