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DISGRACEFUL: Elderly couple’s murder-suicide note blames high cost of healthcare

Simply heartbreaking.

We must do better as a nation to bring down the cost of healthcare to a reasonable level.

The “Affordable Care Act” was anything but affordable, as it simply mandated that you had to buy private insurance.  This is the first time in the history of the nation that we have required you, by law, to buy an item from a private company.

In other words, it’s wholly absurd and unconstitutional, but more importantly it allows for the entire healthcare industry to charge us whatever they want for the prescriptions and procedures that keep us alive.

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It’s financial slavery:  Give us whatever amount of money we ask for or risk an untimely death.

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This system has absolutely ruined peoples’ lives here in the United States, as pharmaceutical companies coordinate price hikes between one another, driving the cost of healthcare to unfathomable new heights.

Sadly, for one elderly couple, it was too much to bear.

An elderly husband and wife died in an apparent murder-suicide in Washington state, and police say they found notes about the couple’s struggles to afford needed medical care.

A 77-year-old man called 911 on Wednesday morning saying he planned to die by suicide, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

Deputies went to the home of the man in Ferndale, a town about 100 miles north of Seattle near the Canadian border, and set up outside. A crisis negotiator attempted to contact the couple by phone and loudspeaker for about an hour, according to the sheriff’s office post Wednesday night.

They then found both the man and his wife, 76, dead inside. Authorities are investigating the case as a murder-suicide.

Then came the heartbreaking truth.

“Several notes were left citing severe ongoing medical problems with the wife and expressing concerns that the couple did not have sufficient resources to pay for medical care,” the sheriff’s statement said.

As we approach the 2020 election, healthcare costs will surely continue to be a top issue among voters – a fact that will hopefully compel candidates to promise some real change.

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