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An article titled “23 million more are uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say,” which appeared in the Register on May 25, states “the health care bill the Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million Americans without insurance and confront many others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable.”

This bill, “Trumpcare,” in my opinion, would allow health insurance companies to fleece the working class, the low income, the sick and the dying of any savings and dignity an individual may have. Are President Trump and his Cabinet trying to create a utopian society for only the young, the healthy, and the wealthy, where the strong survive, leaving the masses, who are the core of this nation, with unseen hardships?

Is this what Trump means by “Let’s make America great again?”

Why is this health care issue so hard to figure out? All that’s needed to be done is look to our northern neighbor, Canada, or look across the Atlantic Ocean to European nations to find out how these countries can give all their citizens free, or at least affordable, health care. Why can’t the citizens of these United States receive the same health coverage that members of Congress and the Senate enjoy?

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I find it rather ironic that 16 years of involvement in the Middle East (with no end in sight) and trillions of dollars already spent, that President Trump would increase the national defense budget by $110 billion while decreasing the budget of Medicare and other social programs. Yet he and his Cabinet can’t come up with a system that would provide affordable health care for all citizens of this nation, no matter what condition a person’s body or mind is in.

Chuck Barber

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