To the editor:
Obama’s speech Wednesday night ensured my viewpoint on the need for health care reform, its necessity and its potential, but he didn’t say much about a public option.
I believe that part of our biggest problem in health care has to do with how insurance companies manipulate the system and heavily profit from their greedy tactics. Up to this point, there hasn’t been a way to overcome the damage they cause. It’s complete corruption and needs to stop. The only way to make it happen is with the support of the people running our government by demanding a true public option.
We can’t leave loopholes/triggers/co-ops that will inevitably compromise our health care. How can we call ourselves American if we don’t care about the people’s well-being? Don’t support anything that doesn’t include a strong public option. Any other decision allows the corruption to continue.