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Single-payer only answer

The Spokesman-Review

The insurance industry and their allies have promised President Obama that they’ll cut health care cost inflation by 1.5 percent a year in 10 years. Currently health care costs increase about 6 percent a year.

I believe the only way the United States can come close to becoming and staying financially stable is to make universal health care a right of every citizen. Anything short of that won’t work any better than the current broken health care system.

It’s time to get rid of health care insurance companies and go to a single-payer system. A voluntary 1.5 percent cut in health care inflation is a joke when you consider what this country needs.

I supported Obama, but if his administration doesn’t get a universal package in place that is truly available to everyone and has strong preventive components, I will place my next vote to someone who will.

Earl Reed

Spokane Valley


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