Letter: The health care answer
All the daily hype, babble and fuss about the Affordable Care Act website not functioning well is bogus, at least to the extent that most all such Internet sites wind up baffling the information-seeker or applicant. A live body behind the desk or on the other end of a phone connection remains the better way to seek learn something or make an application.
What is most bizarre about this entire issue is that during the lead up to congressional discussion of how to provide health care for all, President Obama said a single-payer plan is what the majority of Americans want. He went on to say providing it would be too complicated.
Single-payer, or Medicare for all, is the basic practice throughout the industrialized world. It is less expensive than anything we’ve had because it strips away all the money that goes to insurance companies and delivers it to care.