To the editor:
A fair and balanced debate of all possible options for the resolution of our national health care issues is the least the American people deserve. There are many fully functioning examples of single-payer health care programs in the world, and we would do well to consider a system similar.
That said, the real issue here is the outright refusal of a Senate committee to hear the voices of activists and their views on the subject and their refusal to discuss a single-payer plan of their own volition. Please make sure that a fair and balanced debate is what the American people get, rather than a consideration of the best interests for special interests.