LETTER: Better health care needed

I don't think all the Congress people and administration officials are charlatans, but there are enough of them to negate the good o
Sandusky Register Staff
May 13, 2010

 

I don't think all the Congress people and administration officials are charlatans, but there are enough of them to negate the good ones. The effort of the administration and Congress to push the health care agenda through Congress thoroughly frustrates me. Back door politics of giving in to certain state's congressmen or concessions to the unions on high-end health care plans has certainly put the kibosh to something that is needed -- a reformed health care system.

Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for not caring enough to work with the Democrats. They are truly a party for the wealthy and aristocratic. Instead, they boycotted the discussion with hopes that the Obama administration's failure to pass any meaningful health care legislation would mean they might gain contorol of Congress. Their bottom line is re-election! As a result, they screw the American people's hopes for a better health care system. So, you will be denied coverage, your premiums will go up, you will fight the insurance companies to get coverage you thought you had, people will declare bankruptcy, and many will die in a country that can help it citizens but chooses not to.

We need a better health care system in our country. The U.S. spends more per capita in health care than anby other country in the world. However, the health care systems of all of the industrialized nations and some of the non-industrialized nations have overall better systems. People who say the socialized medicine thing are making idiotic statements and are fear mongers. People live longer in other nations, have better infant mortality, and have more people covered. Maybe there is something to be learned from them. We shouldn't be so arrogant as Americans to think what we have is the best just because this is America.

Howard Collins

Sandusky