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LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care

To the Editor: In reference to Kristi Noem's March 17 article on repealing and replacing Obamacare. She cites all the cost increases that would occur with universal health care. It doesn't help when CEO raises the price of one pill from $6 or $7 ...

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To the Editor:

In reference to Kristi Noem's March 17 article on repealing and replacing Obamacare. She cites all the cost increases that would occur with universal health care. It doesn't help when CEO raises the price of one pill from $6 or $7 dollars to like $700 per pill. We have all heard about that one. You would think our congress people would have stepped in and stopped thievery.

And then there is Stephen Helmsley, the CRO from United Health Services who gets a salary of $66 million. And what do you suppose the people working under him suck in for salaries? And there is Sen. Orin Hatch. He has been in Congress since before the dinosaurs went extinct. Mr. Hatch is the go-to guy for the drug companies. And that's not all, his son is a lobbyist for the drug companies.

I have talked to people from Canada and England, where they have universal health care and they all say it works just fine. They all say if you have a serious condition you go to the front of the line. If our politicians can't come up with good health care system, they should look at Canada's health system or maybe Japan.

According to the internet, Japan's healthcare system costs half of what it does in our country. They have the longest life expectancy, the lowest infant mortality rate. They can choose their own doctor and have more doctors per capita than the U.S. does. On Japan and Canada, it's not about profit, the Japanese government controls drug prices and other medical costs. In japan I doubt is their drug companies are slipping bribes under the table to their leaders.

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All our congress people should get the same health care, insurance and retirement benefits everyone else gets.

I wonder how Noem, Thune and Rounds would vote on that one. Oh, right now theirs is free.

Dennis Hegg

Mitchell

Related Topics: KRISTI NOEM
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