When I was young - I am now almost 77 years of age - when we got sick or injured we went to the doctor or the doctor came to our home. If the illness was serious enough or a serious accident, and we didn't have any money, we were taken to the local Charity hospital. We paid our doctor bills in cash and paid the charity hospital what we could. What we could not pay for at the charity hospital was paid for by the local community through general local taxes. I don't remember anyone being turned down for health care and there were no federal or state rules that had to be followed. It seemed to work then - as I remember it. The federal government needs to stay out of the business of running the local needs. We need to stop taking handouts from the feds and do our own state thing.
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