A great America should be better than No. 19

Updated 2/28/2020 1:48 PM

It is both amazing and disappointing that people are comparing universal health care to socialist governments "like Venezuela."

You do know that our current health care system is rated as No. 19 in the developed world, right? Most of those rated higher than ours are "socialized," including Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.


To "Make America Great Again," we need to strive to be better than No. 19 in everything, including health care. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, why are you working so hard to protect mediocrity? Perhaps if we had a better educational system, you would know this.

John Enos Gleason Jr.

Lake Villa

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