Saturday, Sept. 9, I had the pleasure of being able to talk of cabbages and kings with Rory Blake, Democratic Candidate for US House of Representatives in NC-06. As a retired businessman and pharmacist, he had a unique insight into the issues my mom is facing with Medicare "Dud", and I was impressed with his ideas on how to fix those issues. "Medicare D can be fixed", he said. "You've got the largest insurance group in the world, and they're not allowed to negotiate their prices! If they could negotiate, the way smaller groups can, and they could offer generic medications, it would go a long way to solving the problems our citizens face. It can be fixed.