Commentary on single-payer health care didn’t inform issue

The pros and cons of single-payer health care are not as black and white as some would have us believe, and in order for us to come to an informed decision that is aligned with our own beliefs and values we must have access to facts and data, not bias.

The guest commentary by Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute in the May 6 Herald (“State study on single-payer care was waste of $100,000”) did not provide “unrefined” facts and data and was awash with distorted truths and arm waving. There are valid arguments against single-payer health care. A summary of those arguments would be useful, a rant was not.

I am not comfortable getting my health care advice from someone who is supported by the Koch brothers and who has probably never paid a health insurance premium in her life.

Chris A. Mann


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