Health care is far better than what’s been stated |

Health care is far better than what’s been stated

As a member of “the party of no,” I write with regard to one of the most repeated fallacies regarding health care is that the U.S. ranks 37th in the world by the U.N. World Health Organization.

A recent study by the U.N. WHO rates the U.S. No. 1 on responsiveness to the needs of individual patients.

While we do not have universal coverage, we do have universal access through Medicare, Medicaid and emergency room care

We enjoy the easiest access, shortest waiting times and the widest choice of doctors and hospitals and for nonemergency surgery. England has the longest and in Canada one million patients wait for surgery and another one million wait to see a specialist.

Recent notices of health insurance premium increases have the media and politicos alarmed, but reflect an increase in demand by a population growing older and the availability of procedures that make life healthier and livable.

ObamaCare is fraught with special deals for certain states and labor unions. The possible unconstitutional aspects need to be considered.

Obama needs passage to massage his rapidly declining approval ratings.

P.S. How’s that hope, change working for you?

Robert & Mary Mitchell

Penn Valley

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