Pat Gingrich: Landry’s bad comparison

September 17, 2013 

A bad comparison

Marc Landry is woefully misguided when he compares accepting Medicaid for 500,000 additional uninsured North Carolinians to a drug dealer offering free samples in order to get customers hooked (“N.C. GOP rates a good grade,” Sept. 11 column).

Does he think that uninsured people have optional illnesses? Who does he think will pay for emergency room visits for the sicker population who have not had access to preventive care? For the high-risk pregnancies and the sick children that result from inadequate prenatal and pediatric care?

There is absolute proof in that good preventive care floats all boats. Even boats with a $1,500 luxury tax cap.

Pat Gingrich

Carrboro

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