U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick says a government run health system may not have saved her life from breast cancer.
Myrick, a Charlotte Republican, said in the GOP's weekly address that her diagnosis took several doctors and tests, which were all done within a week. In government run health care systems in Canada and the United Kingdom, such speed is unlikely, she said.
"When it comes to life-threatening diseases like cancer, delay can mean death," Myrick said. "Replacing your current health care with a government-run system is not the answer."
Myrick said the proposals pushed by Democrats would all put the nation on the road to a government-run health care system.