To the editor:
I have a suggestion. Since it is obvious Congress can’t decide what to do on health care, we should let the people decide. It should have all the options being talked about for reforming the health care system. In order to ensure an even playing field, there should be a cap on money spent on each option per state.
The options should include:
• one national single-payer system, similar to Medicare
• a multiple-choice option similar to the federal employees health care system
• a multiple-choice option similar to the federal employees health care system with a public option, similar to Medicare
• keep the system we have
What I’m suggesting is a national referendum. After the vote, Congress would have six months to pass legislation reflecting the will of the people.
How hard is it?