Selfish bigots masquerading as patriotsFirst, as I've mentioned before with regard to those free clinics, THEY'RE FREE. Give away cars at some well-publicized event and I'd bet crowds will show up too. I have a darn good insurance plan but I guarantee you, if someone wants to provide me with FREE dental work and FREE diagnostic tests, and I can save on my deductibles and co-pays, you can bet I'd be standing in line too. THEY'RE FREE. That's not to say that many who showed up over in Wise County for free care weren't in need. But it does say that you cannot condemn a system because a large number of people turned up at an event where free stuff was being given away.
It has occurred to me that many Americans do not think we are in a health care crisis in spite of the mass health care fair held in Wise County just recently and another in Los Angeles with many turned away. Despite this fact, many of our citizens still feel we should stay with insurance companies that deny coverage for many, including noncoverage [sic] of what they consider pre-existing conditions.
This is unacceptable in a country supposedly with the best and finest health care in the world. So where's the beef?
Plainly, we are now a Third World country as far as our health care [sic]. I have, therefore, come to the conclusion that we as Americans are definitely eligible for a visit from Doctors Without Borders and require a continuing presence by this charitable organization in spite of our world-class health care. [link]
Secondly, I'd suggest that the genius who thinks that "plainly, we are now a Third World country as far as our health care" needs to go live in a third-world country for a while and learn something. Or even to Britain where citizens have to pull their own teeth out with pliers because the system there (the kind I'm sure this guy wants us to adopt) is so broken that it can't provide them with even a modicum of dental care. I don't see anyone in Wise pulling their own teeth out with pliers. Not yet anyway.
And I'd suggest, respectfully, that he move before he writes a letter to a newspaper and reveals to the world his gross ignorance.