Las Vegas Sun

August 18, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Social programs bring jobs to state

Regarding the problems Social Security and Medicare may be causing with the federal budgets: I would like to point out the benefits those programs have offered to Nevada and especially to Las Vegas.

Within the past 20 years, thousands of seniors have moved into the Las Vegas Valley, bringing with them their monthly Social Security money and their health problems, which then brought in Medicare. A large medical industry has developed. We now have 10 hospitals and 50 pages of physicians in the telephone directory. Just think of the medical help, such as nurses, medical technicians and associated office jobs, that were created.

We should be concerned that these programs remain as close to what they are now.

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