To The Daily Sun,
I read your letter, Mr. Boutin, and all I can say is WOW! Instead on addressing points I brought up in my letter you took it upon yourself to just spend your time insulting me. You implied I was not well educated and was brain dead. I had a very good education of which I paid for. However, my choice of careers was in the field of social services. I spent most of my time working with poor and low-income people and on issues that reflected on their lives. Thus the reason for my concern for people and equality.
Regardless of what you think you will never change my mind about people, regardless of their income status, having access to health insurance. I have seen to many people, without insurance, suffer and even die for lack of care because they can't pay for it. Granted when the condition gets so bad you end up in an ambulance and in the hospital and then will get the care. But once stabilized you are discharged and told to follow up with your doctor and most uninsured people do not have doctors so in the end they return to the hospital even worse. Those expenses go unpaid and all of us with insurance end up paying because as I stated before lab fees, hospital room rates, lab tests, etc. prices all go up.
You and Mr. Ewing seem to think young people are invincible and do not have serious medical problems. Well these people do get cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and many other serious medical problems. So yes they do need insurance if they are over the age of 26 or no longer live with their parents.
I should know better after all these years to answer any of your letters because you enjoy insulting people and saying mean things to them. You do not debate an issue. It is your way or no way and anyone who doesn't agree with you is wrong. I can assure you I will not respond to another of your letters and, in fact, will avoid even reading anything you write because all you express is anger and hate.