Universal health care coverage is a necessity for this year. President Barack Obama is correct in trying to reduce the escalating costs of health care coverage by urging Congress to get the job done.

I urge Sens. Snowe and Collins to provide my family, and all the citizens of Maine, with universal, preventative health care coverage. We need a health care option such as Medicare for all Americans. Senators do not have a private health insurance plan, but a government-supported, thorough health coverage plan.

I do not want to continue with the private insurance company; they are principally out to make money. I want the same coverage as the two senators.

Americans deserve a choice. Let people choose between the private health care plan or a public health care option (such as Medicare).

If the public option is good enough for my senators, then it is good enough for me and my family.

Frederick Lancaster, New Gloucester

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