Distracted from facts 

As the health care debate continues, we all seem to get more and more distracted from facts. You can believe the nonsense if you like; such as the following statement that has recently been made by both Sen. Tom Coburn and Rush Limbaugh who said we have the best health care system in the world. Or, you can believe facts.

"The U.S. spends more per capita than any country on earth, 25 percent more than the country that was ranked No. 1.
"The U.S. is the only Western, industrialized country in the world which does not provide universal healthcare for all of its citizens.
"Nearly 30 million Americans have no health insurance.
"Inability to pay medical bills is the No. 1 reason for personal bankruptcy in this country.
"The American Journal of Public Health recently released a study that says 45,000 Americans die each year due to causes attributable to a lack of health insurance.

When prisoners have better health care than millions of Americans who have done nothing worse than lose their jobs, something is terribly wrong.
"Richard Westmoreland
Edmond

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