Weatherford Democrat

Viewpoints

August 30, 2012

Letters to the editor, Thursday, Aug. 30

— Research would be better done looking at Muslims, not Mormons

Dear editor,

Dennis Tilly looked into the Mormon faith because he had no idea what to believe about the Mormon Church. (“Religious book seems to be fabrication,” Aug. 17 Viewpoints)

This might be important to him and his fellow liberals because they have a problem with Gov. Romney and his faith. I believe Mr. Tilly’s energy could better be used looking into the history of the Muslim faith and Islam and what destructive nature of Muslim extremism is ongoing in the world today.

Mr. Tilly could use some of his energy looking into subversion designed to extend Islamic law (Shariah) to where Islamic government, or caliphate, rules the world. He could spend some of his time looking into writings of the Quran and its teachings of taking over the world’s population ruled by Shariah Law.

Maybe Mr. Tilly could spend some time studying about Mohammed, who was said to have written the Quran. Maybe he could find out more about the Muslim Brotherhood or maybe what is being taught in mosques here in America.

Of course, this is dependent on whether Mr. Tilly is interested in the Muslims who have vowed to destroy countries in the world that are our friends and us.

Karl Moore

Weatherford

Government has a healthcare history already

Dear editor,

This is in remittance to the article in the Thursday, Aug. 23,  “Viewpoints” section of the Democrat.

The guest columnist, William J. Kelly, wrote something to the effect and I quote:

“I think the government should stay out of healthcare insurance because it is not a function of the government. If they want to do something good for healthcare recipients, they could do a good investigation as to why hospitals are charging such outrageous fees. What do you think?”

Now please correct if I’m wrong but, in 1965 didn’t Congress create Medicare under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide health insurance to people age 65 and older, regardless of income or medical history? Before Medicare’s creation, only half of older adults had health insurance, with coverage often unavailable or unaffordable to the other half. Again, please correct me if I’m mistaken but, in 1972 didn’t Congress expand Medicare eligibility to younger people who had permanent disabilities, and they were then able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance payments, as well as those who had end-stage renal disease.  

Then there’s Medicaid, another insurance program started in 1965, while enacting Social Security amendments, the purpose of Medicaid was to be a safety net for poor mothers and their children.

And let us not forget the Veterans Administration, founded on July 21, 1930, for the purpose to consolidate all veterans’ programs, which in my opinion is also a form of health insurance.

So you see, healthcare insurance is a “function” of the government in some cases.

To Mr. Kelly’s question of “why doesn’t the government investigate the hospitals for the outrageous prices they charge?” the answer to that question is very simple. When there are people that don’t have insurance or they can’t afford it, they tend not to have a primary doctor to attend to their healthcare needs. Then, in turn, the hospital becomes their primary physician. Since they have no money, or insurance to pay for their care and hospital stay, the cost is passed onto the people that do have insurance in order for the hospital to recoup their losses.  

Andre’ Holder,

Weatherford

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