Don’t force health care on everyone
My family has always been fortunate enough to have health insurance provided through my husband’s company. The co-pays have been low enough, and I’ve been very happy with the experience I’ve had with my insurance.
As a mother of two, I can’t imagine having to choose between taking my sick child to the doctor and buying food for my family. It is horrifying to me that some mothers actually have to make this decision because they can’t afford insurance.
It is unsettling that we are recognized as the wealthiest nation in the world, yet many people in our country aren’t able to receive necessary health care because of the high costs.
Something needs to be done in our country so that all families have medical care just like mine. I fully support any efforts to help the uninsured; but having had a positive experience with a private insurer, I don’t think government health care should be forced on everyone.
Those who prefer to keep their private insurance should have the choice of doing so, but not at the expense of a government plan.
Laura McLaughlin, 1617 Graybar Lane
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