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Why we need health care reform



There were more than 30 million Americans without health insurance of any kind.

We spend more per capita on health care than any country on earth.

World Health Organization ranked the U.S. 37th in
access/affordability/quality of health care among the nations of the

We spend 25 percent more per capita than the country ranked No. 1.

Health care bills are the No. 1 reason for personal bankruptcy in this country.

of the less than informed in this country continue to point out that
those without insurance can go to the emergency room. If you have no
insurance and get cancer, you are going to die from cancer. The
emergency room doesn’t do chemo. The emergency room
wont help you if you have a chronic heart condition. There are a
hundred such possibilities.

If you have no
insurance and have a child born with a serious illness, the nightmare in
store won’t be limited to the illness itself.

care in this country is a moral issue. We should all be ashamed that
half of our citizens have a “screw you, I got mine” mentality.

should be ashamed that money and special interest influence has a
greater impact on law making than taking care of human beings who are
unable to take care of themselves. What is wrong with us?

—Richard Westmoreland. Edmond

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