Health costs


President Bush has proposed a $100 billion health-care package he says will give everyone access to medical insurance by controlling the growth of Medicaid and Medicare for poor and the elderly. Critics say the plan -- which would employ a system of credits, vouchers and tax breaks for poor and middle-class Americans -- would take from the poor to give mostly to the middle class.

The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Is this a fair plan? Will the proposal indeed make health care more available for the estimated 43 million Americans who can't afford it? Should Medicare and Medicaid bear the brunt of the financing?

To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight Sunday. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone.

Look for the results in Monday's Evening Sun.

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