It has been heartening to read the many tributes to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who died Aug. 25. While I did not share McCain’s political views, I have admired his long service to our country and his qualities of hard work and forthrightness. I especially appreciated his vote in 2017 against the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

McCain leaves an incredible legacy that is a tribute to his patriotism and to his honorable service. As his family grieves his loss, I would wish that they remind us all that they are most grateful for the outstanding medical care that McCain received over the course of his six terms as senator and in the last two years of his life as he battled brain cancer. I hope that his joining other legislators vote to maintain the Affordable Care Act for those who need it will be just the first step toward addressing the need to support legislation for excellent, affordable medical care for all Americans.

Joan S. Wolf, Salt Lake City