Preserve our health care

I believe that any Canadian government that would propose privatization would be decimated at the polls

Re Bob Carlton’s letter, April 3. Good for you Bob. I agree with everything you say.

Regarding Mr. Walker’s column, this is all part of the propaganda by the insurance companies to condition us for the introduction of private health insurance. We get this continuously from various sources and it is most disconcerting. I believe that any Canadian government that would propose privatization would spell political suicide for that party as I also believe Canadians would be willing to pay more in taxes or premiums to keep it universal. Let the rich go to the States if they have to have everything right now.

Furthermore, the health insurance situation in the U. S. is a nightmare. The premiums are extremely costly and the coverages vary. We know because we have family in the U.S. Ours is not perfect of course, but is far better than making it private. Long live our health care system.

Walter Goerzen

 

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