Letter: Nation’s health care system is broken

Editor,

Donald Trump and others say that “Medicare for All” is socialism, and that will destroy our country. Actually, it is not, any more than is the Medicare we old people currently enjoy. It is a government insurance, not government health care. We would still have our private doctors, hospitals, etc.

We are also told we cannot afford Medicare for All. Amazing that we, the richest country on the earth, cannot afford it when all the other developed nations manage to do so! We rank lower in life expectancy, higher in infant mortality and spend 40 percent more per person than those countries. In spite of the majority of people having private insurance, many still are forced to claim bankruptcy because of medical debt, millions must ration their medicines due to their exorbitant prices or delay recommended medical tests or treatments because of cost.

I support Elizabeth Warren, who would work to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable healthcare through Medicare for All, to rein in medical costs and to lower prescription prices. She believes capitalism must be regulated so as to work for all of us, not just the super rich. She has worked with experts to develop plans for her approaches to health care, immigration, economy, clean energy and 60-plus other topics that are detailed on her website. I encourage you to find out more and join me in supporting her for president.

DH Bommer

Port Townsend

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