LETTER: Right's priorities wrong

As an independent voter who has voted both Democratic and Republicans, I'm fed up. When health care reform was debated in 1994 and e
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

As an independent voter who has voted both Democratic and Republicans, I'm fed up. When health care reform was debated in 1994 and estimated 37 million Americans were without health insurance. 15 years later in 2009, an estimated 45 million Americans were without health insurance. Health care cost per person has more than doubled with an annual growth rate more than twice inflation. Some doctor's office charges are from $130 to over $250. Prescriptions go as high as $7 a pill. Monthly insurance premiums can run up to $1,200. People have been turned into collection agencies because high medical bills and bankruptcies have increased. United States has spent $650 billion more on health care than countries with universal health care. And Republicans and conservatives are telling us there is no health care problem!

Certain people state that you do not see Americans going to other countries for health care. Not true! CNNHealth.com reported that next year an estimated six million Americans will travel abroad for surgery. Planet Hospital in Los Angeles is one of 200 medical travel planners that schedule such trips.

The Bush administration sent $10 billion a month of U.S. taxpayers money to Iraq and it was called democracy, but use U.S. taxpayer's money to help the American people and many Republicans and conservatives call it socialism while at the same time, they help build up a communist government's economy and military by buying Communist China-made products. They oppose everything the Obama administration proposes. They are disruptive and arrogant but have no suggestions on how to fix the American economy or health care problems because they only care about the next election and your well being last. Wake up America and see the Republican Party's actions are part of the problem and not part of the solution.

Wilbur Ackerman

Norwalk