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Why head-long rush into national health care?

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POSTED August 7, 2009 1:36 a.m.
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
America’s Democrats, President Barack Obama, Sen. Harry Reid, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and our own liberal congressman, Rep. Jerry McNerney, are in a headlong rush to pull off a government takeover of our nation’s health care system.

While Obama took six months to select a dog for his family, he wants to nationalize the health care industry within 90 days, adding a $1.6 trillion bill over the next decade to a $1.8 trillion deficit for the current fiscal year.

These Democrats might want to do their homework. Astoundingly, more than 70 percent of German, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and British adults (who have socialized medicine) say their health systems need either “fundamental change” or “complete rebuilding.”

At the same time, an August poll by the Rasmussen organization showed that 80 percent of Americans rate their health care insurance as good or excellent.

So even though we prefer our health insurance and the folks with socialized medicine don’t like their systems, our liberal politicians want to stick nationalized health care down our throats. I have a better idea; let’s get rid of our politicians quickly before they can destroy the world’s best health care system.
 Loretta White
Manteca
Aug. 13, 2009
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