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Letter: Affordable health care is inalienable right

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act is the first step to save our great nation. Affordable health care is an inalienable right of all citizens. We should immediately reject the social Darwinism of our present free enterprise health care system created by the high-profit insurance, pharmaceutical and hospital corporations. Employer-supplied health insurance handicaps our exports by raising their price in the foreign marketplace. This hobbling system subsidizes imports to our country because part of the price of our products is the employer’s health care costs. Over 50 percent of our personal bankruptcies are caused by a medical crisis. Over 50 million citizens have no health insurance and another 50 million are underinsured. Besides causing individual mental depression, insured and paying patients have to subsidize these cases to keep hospitals and doctors financially solvent.

The Patient Protection and Affordability Act is just a start...

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