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Humane system

| Monday, Dec. 2, 2002

Even though Canadian medicine is more humane than American, the Canadian medical system is accused of having long lines at hospitals or requiring Canadians to wait long periods for operations. In America, if the 42 million uninsured people had hospitalization insurance, there could be long periods of time before operations, too.

In the meantime, pharmaceutical drugs are so expensive, people are doing without the medicines that would prevent complications leading to surgery.

The obnoxious capitalists, especially pharmacies, do not care about the plight of their fellow Americans and charge outrageous prices that the poor cannot afford.

Under capitalism, profiteering is more important than people.

Raymond Daugerdas Oakmont

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