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Editor:

Think about something... Public education is “socialized education.” It is funded by tax dollars and administered by government (local, state and national). Most Americans would be appalled if we had a system where only those who could afford an education, received it. Even so, we reject the same concept for providing health care to millions of tax-paying Americans. Why is that?

The main reason is fear. Americans vote out of fear because they are not willing to “reason” for themselves. So why do many health care providers from “universal health care” countries come to America and bad-mouth the systems they left? Talk to one of their health care “recipients” and you will learn that, when health care providers work for the government, their salaries are “capped.” In Canada, for example, a doctor’s salary is “capped” at slightly over a quarter of a million dollars per year. Those who want to make millions will then move to America.

Americans spend more on the same level of health services than any other industrialized nation in the world, according to statistics compiled by the World Health Organization. Our “profit-driven” system was scrapped by other countries years ago because it discriminated against a growing number of their citizens who could no longer afford health care. Even so, many Americans continue to believe those who are motivated by their own profit even though it means millions cannot afford their services. May God have mercy on us.

Bill E. Hedrick

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