Roy Barraclough very succinctly described the problemA truly different approach needed on healthcare (Nov. 16).
Three or more entities are vying for the healthcare dollar, each representing an adversarial position.
Insurers have, apparently, tried to rectify the competing positions by representing their policyholders and locking in the pre-negotiated prices.
Unfortunately, what looks like a solid contract eventually becomes more ambiguous under the guise of medical necessity and other fuzzy terms, which are defined by the insurer.
These contracts are seen in the courts as agreed to terms by all the parties involved, even though the policyholders have had zero input into the finished product.
Until we bring all the parties together for the necessary dialogue on how to better collaborate for the good of all, we will get history repeating itself.
Don LevitSugar Land, Texas