I agree with Rep. Dennis Kucinich on his plan for a single-payer health system. The recent suggestions continue to put the saddle on the backs of hospitals and patients instead of where it belongs. For-profit insurers push a process in which providers are forced to overcharge or reject care. They exploit every avenue to maximize their profits.
I was never a fan of Michael Moore until I saw the movie Sicko. Even if it oversold what is happening in other countries, it still had the amazing message of truth. We in America have allowed the money-hungry insurance and pharmaceutical companies to eat away at the American lifestyle that we work so hard for. Why is the average American so poor and lacking the coverage to keep him or her well? The poor and non-citizens get better coverage and care than we do. It should be the same coverage and preventive care for all American citizens.
Carol EatonCovina, Calif.
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