Your daily Letter to the Columnist — April 16, 2013
Thanks for bringing to light the atrocity of the $26,000 cat bite. I understand very well why this is happening.
Our health care system is the most expensive in the world because it is a profit-making industry. If we take the insurance industry out of the health-care equation we can save enough money to give everyone the health care they need at an affordable cost
Canada and England have a national health service and their average per capita spending annually is about $3,000. In the US we spend about $9,000 per person and have worse health care.
We need a national system of single payer health care that is affordable and comprehensive. We don’t need more insurance — we need more health care. The CEO’s of these insurance companies make millions of dollars in salaries – and we don’t have the care we need.
Yours for a healthier country,