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Health care and Obama care...


Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Karen Reisner’s February 17 editorial acknowledged Obama Care is “not yet a work of perfection”.

Kind of like saying the Captain of the Titanic made a “small error of judgment” by steaming at top speed through an area known to be infested with icebergs.

She also repeated the standard liberal mantra that our horrible healthcare system was in “desperate need of an overhaul.” Here are some facts minus the rhetoric compiled by the United Nations World Healthcare Organization in 2012 as quoted from Investors Business Daily.

1) 85 percent of Americans pre Obama Care were covered by some type of private health insurance. Almost all the rest were covered by Medicaid or Medicare.

2) ACA is not about improving “care”, but is all about “insurance”. It does nothing to address one of the main items needed to lower costs: tort reform.

3) Here are the five year cancer survivor statistics:

USA 65 percent

England 46 percent

Canada 42 percent

4) Percent of patients diagnosed with diabetes who receive treatment within 6 months :

USA 90 percent

England 15 percent

Canada 43 percent

5) Percent who are seen within 1 month after being referred to a specialist:

USA 77 percent

England 40 percent

Canada 43 percent

6) Number of MRI scanners per 1 million people:

USA 71

England 14

Canada 18

Liberals can bang the drums all they want condemning our “formerly horrible system;” if we look objectively at the demographics, logistics, and facts, I think we measured up pretty darn well.

Jeff Erding

Wykoff, MN

Letter about the Wykoff school...

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I totally concur with the letter by Lynn Kidd in the December 23 edition regarding the closing of the school in Wykoff. I served from 1999-06 at principal/teacher at St. John Lutheran in Wykoff. We were very appreciative of the exce ..... 
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Who shut down the government?

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Yvonne Nyenhuis recently posted a letter stating the Republicans caused the shutdown, thus causing Memorial sites in the D.C. area to be closed...along with all other federally controlled areas. What on earth is the rationale behind ..... 
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Letter about Illinois

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A recent letter to the editor urged us to quit voting for conservative candidates. Only good things would happen if the Democrat party controls the system. There are no Republicans in positions of power in Illinois. Everything i ..... 
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Letter about rebuttal to the writer from Harmony

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The April 15th Journal contains a letter critical of my recent factual analysis of the Obama/Biden gun control plan. The writer not only misrepresented my positions, but the letter was obviously meant to be insulting and demeaning ..... 
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Letter about the NRA

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

Letter about the NRA To the Editor, A recent letter condemed the NRA for: 1) “Promoting a climate of fear of the government” 2) “Defining Liberty in terms of no restrictions on guns” The writer further stated: 3) “our ownership of gu ..... 
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