Letter: A wise voice
These days have been filled with a tornado of negative and divisive voices spouting and blowing their thoughts and complaints about the emerging Affordable Care Act. There were many hands engaged in crafting this legislation, not the least of which was the broad commercial for profit insurance industry.
Clearly it is not a finished perfect product. Hopefully the future may hold some collaborative effort and move the principle of “affordable health care” a few more steps forward. The best health care system is not alive and living in these United States, as Judith Kumin recently noted (“ ‘Best’ system? Not by a long shot,” Monitor letter, Nov. 18). The talent and skill of health practitioners is not a question. It is the cost and accessibility that are universal issues.
Hear ye Judith, thank you for your voice! Though unlikely in my lifetime, someday health will be accorded its proper position in our democratic fabric and find a compatible balanced relationship with our profit driven insurance industry.