The March 30, 2009 New York Times has printed my latest LTE on health care. It’s the 6th one down:
Re “A Health Plan for All and the Concerns It Raises”:
To the Editor:
It would be just as wrong for the government to compete with private insurers to provide health insurance as it would be for the government to compete with G.M. or Ford to build taxpayer-subsidized “public automobiles.”
The unfair competition from a public plan would destroy the private health insurance industry. The inevitable result would be the rationing and other horrors of a Canadian-style single-payer system, which most Americans neither wish nor deserve.
Sedalia, Colo., March 25, 2009
The writer, a medical doctor, is a co-founder of Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine.
It was written in response to their March 25, 2009 story, “A Health Plan for All and the Concerns It Raises“.