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I will be the first one to admit that health care needs to be overhauled, but not the way Mr. Obama wants it.

In response to the letter from the gentleman from The Netherlands, I, too, am from The Netherlands, and for the past 55 years and by the grace of God , am now living here. A few facts about health care in The Netherlands. Fact: a person with a brain tumor had to wait six months for his surgery. There is one MRI machine for 16,000,000 people.

I could go on and on, but my advice to anyone is this: If things are so bad here and so much better somewhere else, then leave. We will not hold anyone against their will.

How would you like to be in a hospital with six other people in your room, half of them men and the other half women? Wonderful, right? This happened to a very sick brother of a dear friend of mine who did have his own private insurance.

Even when you pay for private insurance, you will not get a private room because according to the Dutch that is not "socially acceptable."

Well, folks, if that is what you want to happen here, then continue to sit back and watch it happen if you don't voice your opinions to your so-called leaders.

Lenny Baker
Gainesville

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