Gratitude for public health system (letter)by Patrick KavanaghNews Weekly
, May 1, 2010
A friend of mine who has lost a substantial amount of money, through no fault of his own, was recently stricken with cancer. Following two major operations, he has made a good recovery.
He told me how lucky he was to live in Australia and be treated by our public health system. He could not be more grateful.
Bill Muehlenberg's recent article, "Is Obamacare destined to be a disaster?" (News Weekly
, April 3) disturbed me very much.
On giving a lot of thought to this issue, I believe that the Australian health system is more in line with God's message for us to love our neighbour as ourselves than is the American system.
There is no good making excuses for the United States that has had the strongest and biggest economy in the world for not having a public health system to cater for its poor, like most Western countries.Patrick Kavanagh,