Government-run health care system will be a disaster

Published: July 18, 2012

If you think Obamacare is a minefield for Oklahoma workers, it also includes the business owners. Just wait until all becomes known about the treatment of the ill, especially the elderly. We're throwing our most efficient health care system under the bus.

In Canada, it's nothing to wait six months to a year for surgeries. An acquaintance traveling in Canada took his wife to an emergency room in a large Canadian hospital. It was 8 p.m. and they sat there for three hours before they were moved into a cubicle; they waited another hour before she was given an X-ray. At 4 a.m., he found a doctor and explained he'd been waiting eight hours and eventually the doctor gave her a cortisone shot. A government-run system will be a disaster for America, just like it is in Canada.

Jim Nieman, Oklahoma City


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