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Letter: Is Quality Health Care Too Costly?

The most common question I hear during any health care reform discussion is, “Can we afford it?”

The per capita cost of health care in the U.S. is the highest of any industrialized nation in the world. According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. ranks 37th in the world in the quality of health care.

The fact that 45 million U.S. citizens do not have health insurance is a disgrace to all Americans. That number is increasing because health insurance is tied to your employment, and so many citizens are now unemployed.

The number one cause of personal bankruptcies in the U.S. is the cost of health care.

The For-Profit health insurance and drug company lobby is spending 1.4 million dollars a day to discourage any health care reform.

Their motivation is not our health. The last thing they want is change.

Many small businesses can no longer afford to provide health coverage for their employees due to premium increases.

A proven Medicare-For-All health plan without the profit motive is much more cost effective for the American people.

Insurance companies know this. That is why they are fighting so hard to kill any change.

As long as it continues to be legal for such lobby groups to “influence” members of congress (on both sides of the aisle), with huge “donations,” the American people will never have quality affordable health care.

The American people cannot afford to maintain the status quo.

The American people must find a way to remove the “For Sale” sign on the Halls of Congress.

 Frank O’Lear