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By Frank Watson
Gazette Columnist 

The Question of Health Care


December 13, 2018

During the recent mid-term elections, Democrats campaigned extensively and at times quite successfully on health care. The specifics covered a wide spectrum. The recurring theme, however, appeared to be cost. Politicians across the board promised cheaper care. Realistically, care can only be cheaper if we reduce the quality or quantity. Twenty-five years ago, my uncle died of prostate cancer. There was nothing that the medicine of the time could do to save him.

Now, however, patients have several treatment options; all of which are expensive. I don’t think Americans really want cheaper c...

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