Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Opinion >  Letters

Why is health care for all a bad idea?

The letter in today’s Spokesman Review by John Wodynski was right on! (“Socialism USA,” Nov. 17)

Why does this country label “health care for all” a socialist idea, as if that were a bad thing, when we have so many socialist programs in this country? Doesn’t everyone need access to health care at some point?

I know the health insurance companies and hospitals and doctors would have to adapt, but we can make it work. It works in many other countries. I lived in Mexico for a few years, where a lot of the health care was charity. Our doctor in Mexico told us he was required by the government to see 10% of his patients for nothing.

Our health care system in this country is way more expensive — and not necessarily better — than it is in countries with socialized medicine.

Candy Frankel



Letters policy

The Spokesman-Review invites original letters on topics of public interest. Your letter must adhere to the following rules:

  • No more than 250 words
  • We reserve the right to reject letters that are not factually correct, racist or are written with malice.
  • We cannot accept more than one letter a month from the same writer.
  • With each letter, include your daytime phone number and street address.
  • The Spokesman-Review retains the nonexclusive right to archive and re-publish any material submitted for publication.
Unfortunately, we don’t have space to publish all letters received, nor are we able to acknowledge their receipt.
Click here to learn more.

Submit letters using any of the following:

Our online form

Mail: Letters to the Editor
The Spokesman-Review
999 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Fax: (509) 459-3815
Questions?: (509) 459-5430