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OBAMACARE: Doc understands situation

| April 11, 2010 10:00 PM

Bravo Dr. Newcombe! You are one of the brave. When you are called a socialist for wanting affordable health care for everyone, don’t lose faith.

I am an LPN currently working on my BSN. I didn’t go into health care to get rich. I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Despite how cliche’ that sounds it is the truth.

It seems perfectly logical that we as a country should want a healthy and educated population.  Money spent on superior education and preventive medicine pay off ten fold in the future.  Again cliche’, but true, the children are our future.

I have had the opportunity to live in Spain, Belgium, Argentina, Poland, and Israel. All of these countries have some type of socialized medicine. My family and I received excellent care in these countries. It seems people who are opposed to government health care use Canada as their main model of health care gone wrong. There are more countries than Canada with socialized medicine.  How is our current system better than other countries?

Dig deeper for information. Challange what we are fed as fact. Look into preventive care versus emergency care. When do people without insurance go to the doctor? Answer, when it is an emergency. Ask yourself, could I afford a surgery, cancer, or an accident without insurance?

Let’s take care of our nation’s citizens.

ANNA WATSON

Coeur d’Alene

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