- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 30, 2009


In reading Cal Thomas’ recent column “Could prove a health hazard” (Opinion, July 9), I was impressed by his research into the various failed attempts at government-mandated health care around the world. However, what we should be doing is moving the discussion away from government mandates and toward private foundations and grants.

Why is no one embracing the notion of employing the most effective and far-reaching system, the private sector, to create foundations and centers that would cover those who cannot afford or do not have health insurance? Let those who are most concerned open their checkbooks and help their fellow man. This would require no infusion of taxpayers’ money and would have no effect on government revenues.

Yet many people are jumping on the bandwagon for more government intervention. This will have a detrimental effect on the charitable heart of the American spirit, which shows itself wherever disasters strike but is shrinking with each and every encroachment upon it.



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