Letter to the Editor: Taking care of own?
BY Herb Rains, Ponca City
Thursday, December 06, 2012
12/06/12 at 2:35 AM
Why are we Americans against providing health care for our fellow countrymen? We've achieved a status as the only western/industrialized nation in the world without national health care. I have friends in Europe who are amazed by the fact that not only do we "not" have a general health-care program, but many of us are so adamantly against it. Why?
My closest friend has been a hard worker all his life and has never taken a handout from anyone. And now he has spinal stenosis, which is slowly crippling him. He is in constant pain, losing the use of his legs and cannot even use a pencil as his hands are so severely cramped.
He has no health insurance - never has been able to afford it.
He went to a doctor for help. It cost him $400 just to see the doctor and the operation would cost him from $30,000 to $40,000. That is out of the question for him.
Gov. Mary Fallin turns down Obamacare, denying close to 600,000 Oklahomans health care. She used wrong numbers and wrong statistics to make it sound logical. And she says it isn't political? That is pure BS. She's like her twin in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer. It is so political it stinks. Anything to go against President Obama, even if it means people in our own state will suffer.
And then she dares say that Oklahoma will take care of its own? Oh yeah, we've done a great job of that so far.
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