Hold the Line Against Government Health Insurance
Susan Pierce A rebuttal to Times-Standard “Get in Line” letter to the editor dated 3/26/09
I was very pleased to learn that Mike Thompson is not a co-sponsor of HR 676, which would provide federal single-payer universal health insurance. Many Americans, many Californians, and many of Mike Thompson’s constituents want the government to stay out of our health care. We want to choose our own providers, treatments, and methods of health care. This is the best way to provide quality health care with patient and doctor directed options. Of course nothing is perfect, but moving to the single-payer system would be literally detrimental to our health.
HR 676, called the “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act,” promises to provide “all medically necessary care.” Don’t you wonder how the government will define “medically necessary?”