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Lousy health care for everyone unacceptable reform, he says

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Pierce County Herald
Lousy health care for everyone unacceptable reform, he says
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

TO THE EDITOR:

In a letter in the Aug. 5 paper, Ray Anderson said he wants quality comprehensive health care reform for all Americans, as he admires the Canadian government-run health care system.

Apparently, however, he is really willing to accept reform that results in lousy health care -- so long as it's run by the government and is equally lousy for everyone. He can't seriously believe that "quality" comprehensive health care reform would be having people's conditions prioritized by government bureaucrats who then put them on waiting lists for treatments and procedures? Bureaucrats determining which people are cared for first according to their needs. People determined not as ill waiting in lines. Wait time for an MRI in Canada? Up to a year.

He can't seriously believe that "quality" comprehensive health care reform would be having people pay out-of-pocket to see a private physician or clinic if they have an illness for which they can't wait in a government line? Paying to get needed health care in a timely manner, great.

He can't seriously believe that "quality" comprehensive health care reform would be forcing people to go to another country if they want immediate treatment? How profoundly absurd.

These things are the norm in Canada, all consequences of forced health care rationing. There's never, ever enough money to meet the demand for "free" health care.

Ya, right. Trust that an omnipotent government bureaucracy in control can provide quality comprehensive health care for 47 million more Americans, vastly expand coverage benefits for everyone and do it all more efficiently and at less cost--all without rationing and higher taxes?

To borrow words spoken by former President Bill Clinton on a different topic during Hillary's presidental campaign -- "Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen."

Jim Reichert

Prescott

news@piercecountyherald.com
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