Within the last two weeks, I have read various letters from people complaining they cannot afford health insurance for themselves or their family.

I certainly agree that the health care system in our country does need improving, but how can someone complain if they would rather spend their money on brand new cars, toys (boats, snowmobiles) and expensive houses rather than health insurance for their family?

I see this happening all the time and it is not the government’s problem or mine. They need to sit down and reconsider their priorities, would they rather have a $2,500 mortgage with no health insurance or a 1,000 mortgage with health insurance for their whole family? How about living within their means and thinking what really is important in their lives: Health insurance or keeping up with the Joneses.

For the people that have gone through all the steps above and still can not afford health insurance, I commend you and I hope that the health care issues get better for this country. For the others that want to keep up with the Joneses, suck it up.

Elizabeth Perreault, Lewiston

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