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August 10, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Hip-replacement costs are higher in the U.S.

Socialized medicine is a bad idea

These people who complain about medical costs are probably the same people that vote for amnesty. [“Northwest Voices: Hip-replacement costs,” Opinion, Aug. 8.]

When I lived in Yakima, a sign was posted in the lobby of the hospital. It said, if you were an undocumented Hispanic person, you didn’t need to pay your bill, because the hospital had a program for you. Wow!

Medicare and Medicaid pay so little that the hospitals go after those who have regular insurance.

Letter-writer Kate Elias should look into how long the wait is for a new hip when you have socialized health care.

Suzan Ellis, Renton

Comments | More in Health care, Politics | Topics: Medicaid, medical costs, medical insurance

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