Letter: Yes, we did ask for health reform
Harriet Cady has it all wrong in her letter, “We didn’t ask for a national health care law” (Monitor, Oct. 2). It’s what President Obama mainly campaigned on in his first run for president, and he won. It was in the works when he won a second term, so “we” did ask for a national care law. Not Cady’s “we,” but the majority of us.
In 1992, I was traveling around in New Hampshire as a candidate myself, and I remember voters at forums saying, “We want national health care. Can we have it next year?” That would have been 1993, so even 20 years ago, “we” voiced quite a bit that health care costs sucking away savings or causing loss of homes was a big problem that needed fixing.
A flaw to this is that “single-payer” was lopped off, and that was the cost-control measure.
LYNN RUDMIN CHONG