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Letter: Socialized medicine should never come to America

I find more and more people don’t completely understand the meaning of “socialism.”

There are many different areas of that word.

I learned in school a long time ago, that America was prosperous because of supply and demand. I also learned we had three branches of government so the United States of America would never become a communist country.

Socialist countries have socialized medicine. It covers medication and hospital stays as well. You may not know socialized medicine is second-rate to what we are accustomed to. Many people in socialist countries deal with a pharmacist for their medications. Others see a nurse rather than a doctor. This is substandard care.

The government supports these people. If they die, there’s less to provide for.

God forbid if socialized medicine ever finds its way into the U.S.A. There would be lines wrapped around buildings just to see a nurse — not a doctor. I suspect that, if that sad day ever came, our best doctors would not participate. They would see only cash patients so fees couldn’t be governed by our government.

I would definitely listen before voting. Learn all you can about your candidate. Living in this great country of the free, voting is a privilege.

By the way, we are the U.S.A., not the U.S.

— Gwen Johnson

China Grove

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