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Letter: Best bet: stay healthy

It’s truly fascinating to see how fixated the press and the general public can get on symptoms and not their underlying causes. Case in point: the current ado over the healthcare.gov fiasco wherein multitudes of hopeful Obamacare enrollees cannot access the system. Well, folks, the sad fact of the matter is that even had the system worked perfectly, those accessing it would be very little closer to effective health care coverage than they were before – if they lacked coverage in the first place.

Placing millions of new enrollees into a system with few new doctors coming aboard will guarantee lengthy waits for most and probably perfunctory care at best when they finally reach the head of the line.

Other problems besetting this ill-advised government takeover of the medical profession and the health insurance industry are too numerous to describe in one writing, even by experts. The only defense left, if the voters and Congress will not change the situation, is to stay healthy or come into enough wealth to pay all your own medical bills.

WARREN D. HASTINGS

Concord

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