As an former Catonsville resident living overseas, I've experienced the advantages of having a national health care program. Five years ago I got a liver transplant here, making me a real-life German (liver)-American (heart). All my medical costs were covered by my German public health insurance policy.
Everyone gets sick at some time in their life, which is why everyone will need health care sooner or later. When everyone pays in to such a health insurance plan, costs will come down and everyone will benefit.
"Obamacare" is the first such plan designed to benefit all Americans, and Barack Obama is the first U.S. president to push successfully for such a national health care program in the past 100 years. That alone is reason enough for a majority of voters to reelect him in November.
He is the candidate who is trying to do the most good for the greatest number of people, and he makes us all proud to be Americans.
Dennis Phillips, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun