Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Cal Thomas’ column (“A GOP response to health care,” Oct. 9, 7A) repeats most of the same talking points we have heard before concerning the Affordable Care Act.
What Mr. Thomas does not tell you is the U.S. spends more than twice the amount on health care than any other country; that the U.S. ranks 37th worldwide, which is below Cuba, in the quality of health care according to the World Health Organization; that we have more personal bankrupties in the U.S. because of unpaid medical care for people with health insurance than any other country in the world; that 45,000 people die every year because they do not have health insurance according to a recent Harvard Medical School research study; and that between 40 to 50 million people do not have any health insurance which
costs each of us at least $1,000 more in health health preimums because we all have to pay the medical costs of the uninsured.
Mr. Thomas offers much criticism of the Affordable Care Act but fails to add anything to the discussion how we can repair our broken health care system.
Torin Togut, Lawrenceville