To the editor:
Why is it that every time there is an industry, in this country, that needs to be fixed, the first thing you begin to hear is the need for the government to step in and fix it? We are up to our ears in a debate over health care; what it will cover, whom it will cover, and who will pay for it.
Take a hard look at the auto industry. Private businesses across the country have closed because they no longer have a franchise. Look right here in our own home town. There has been a Chrysler and Chevrolet dealer in this town longer than I have been around and I remember when they were downtown. The government is not the answer, folks. The government can’t run anything efficiently. Am I supposed to trust the government with my health care (life)?
I suggest we reform some of the laws governing interstate commerce of the insurance industry to open up the competition. Place restrictions on the amount of money for which a doctor or hospital can be sued.
“A reformer is generally right about what is wrong and is generally wrong about what is right.” — G.K. Chesterton.