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CANADA SYSTEM HAS ADVANTAGES

Michael D. Bush (Forum, Sept. 8) fails to mention that citizens of Canada don't die because they can't afford medical care and their infant mortality rate is much lower than the United States.'

In the United States, the difference between what the insurance companies collect in premiums and pay out is wasted. Also, without the insurance companies, there would be less paperwork in the doctors' offices. Obviously, Mr. Bush has a vested financial interest in the status quo.General Motors is moving an assembly plant from Van Nuys, Calif., to Ontario, where it doesn't have to pay its workers' health insurance. Probably the biggest advantage is that citizens of Canada seek help immediately for minor problems before they become major medical emergencies as the uninsured here do not.

There is nothing wrong with the Medicaid program in Utah except lack of proper planning to ensure adequate funding.

Gordon E. Johnson

Brigham City