National Insurance Is Vital

I am disturbed by the Mike Myer opinion column in The Intelligencer of Aug. 22. You equate the selling of a car to the selling of health insurance and object to any regulation on rates charged by these companies, assuming that this would lead to higher premiums for all.

If so, this would also mean that there would be many more people who would not be able to afford insurance. This would be another reason that we who are in favor of affordable health care for all are in favor of a nationwide public health insurance option, which is considered normal and morally right in many countries.

Universal health care is implemented in all industrialized countries of the world with the exception of the United States. It is also provided in many developing countries. I am truly sad that there is so much objection to the idea and that so many scare tactics are being used to try to prevent any implementation of this kind of plan.

Carole Ryder

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