Health care needs overhaul |

Health care needs overhaul

We are the only major country in the world that makes a business out of health needs. Our health care is being held hostage based on our ability to pay whatever is charged. This is immoral, cruel and inhuman. In the very near future, one out of every five dollars will go to medical needs. Think about this when you see our medical costs going up faster than the rate of inflation. Do other countries have 30 million plus citizens uninsured? Do other countries have citizens that hold charity functions to pay for medical costs as we have seen so often in our own county? Do other countries have citizens declare bankruptcy over medical bills? Do other countries have citizens that have to make choices between getting their prescriptions filled or buying food? Do other countries have citizens that go to other countries for medical care like we do? It is time we change our current way of doing business to nonprofit. If the rest of the world can do it so can we.

Eric Carlson

Nevada City

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