Why the hysteria? | AspenTimes.com

Why the hysteria?

Dear Editor:

Basically all of the world’s industrialized democracies – except the United States – have adopted some form of national health insurance.

Despite the fact that it’s provided by the government, 90 percent of Britons reportedly like their health care.

If state medicine is so awful, why don’t we hear of the British or the French or the Swedes or the Canadians debating a switch to private health care? These aren’t police states, you know. They could change their system if they wanted to.

In this country, armed forces personnel, veterans, seniors, and of course all of our Washington representatives and senators already receive government health care.

So why the hysteria over Obama’s government option for the rest of us?

Ed Colby

New Castle

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