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Subsidizing Japan

| Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

Do you drive a Honda, Toyota or other Japanese make of car? If so, do you realize you are subsidizing the national health care system for all citizens of Japan?

Found online at The Huffington Post: “The Japanese system involves universal health care with mandatory participation funded by payroll taxes paid by both employer and employee … .”

And from the New England Journal of Medicine: “Japan finances medical care through a pluralistic social-insurance system, with mandatory enrollment based on employment or residence, and premiums proportional to income.”

So I find it disconcerting that so many of you are fine with helping provide health care to all the citizens of Japan, yet in opposing ObamaCare you would deny such help to your fellow citizens here in the U.S. What's that called?

Bill Weible

Conemaugh Township,

Cambria County

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