Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004), Autograph letter signed, two pages, July 16th , on personal letterhead with hand correction of "Regan", to Miss Merced, concerning comments on a column written by Drew Pearson addressing Reagan's thoughts on a proposed health bill before Congress and vociferously defending his position on one issue while promoting the Kerr-Mills bill; text in part: "I'm sorry you accepted at full value the newspaper story written by Drew Pearson before hearing my side. Mr. Pearsons assistant phoned me from Wash. D.C. and got a factual account of my views but in spite of this he proceeded to write a completely dishonest and distorted article...I am not against medical aid for our elder citizens. I am against the measure now before Congress called the "King" bill, I am against this bill because it is a compulsory program for all citizens whether they need help or not. It doesn't seem to me that you or I should be taxed to provide govt paid medical care for people who have ample incomes, or even are millionaires..." he closes with the postscript "P.S. I am not seeking any public office," (minor tone to first page, edge toning, else excellent).