Thursday, August 25, 2011
Letter to the Editor New York Times on health care reform; please consider for your health care discussion
From: Alan Maki
Date: Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:39 AM
Subject: Letter to the Editor on health care reform; please consider for your health care discussion
Editors’ Note: We invite readers to respond to this letter for our Sunday Dialogue. We plan to publish responses and Dr. Metz’s rejoinder in the Sunday Review. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Letter to the Editor, New York Times; submitted for publication
While I agree single-payer universal health care could be a step towards real health care reform, what this country really needs is a National Public Health Care System; no-fees/no-premiums, all-inclusive, comprehensive from pre-natal to grave and universal--- publicly financed, publicly administered and publicly delivered.
Such a system would require 30,000 primary care facilities conveniently located in neighborhoods and communities like our Post Offices.
We wouldn't think of using private schools to teach our children to read and write so why would we trust the "free market" to provide us with health care?
For much less than the cost of these dirty wars the wealthiest country in the world could create this kind of world-class National Public Health Care System which would create some ten-million good-paying jobs providing the American people with free health care.
Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council
58891 County Road 13
Warroad, Minnesota 56763
Primary E-mail: email@example.com