The May 10 letter “Nanny state?” repeats word for word the arguments I recall that were used against Medicare in the mid 1960s: “The doctors will quit;” “We can’t afford it;” “You won’t be able to get an appointment;” “The government has no business being in health care;” etc. A few fixes were required and instituted and the program was successful.
Universal health care is in demand worldwide as a right of citizenship and will not be denied. Ultraconservatives may delay it, but it is coming. Congress has the best program in existence for its members. Why should the rest of us do without?
Julian Stein, Pinecrest