To the editor:
Every other developed country has medical care for all of its citizens regardless of age or income. Many of them modeled their single-payer health care systems after the U.S. Medicare system. For the United States to compete in the global market, we must not have employers burdened with for-profit health insurance that is too expensive and ineffective. If we want every U.S. citizen to have good, affordable, nondiscriminatory health care, and if we want to save the middle class in our country, and if we want to restore our economy, there is only one logical choice, and its effectiveness has been proven over and over again around the world: single-payer primary health care, i.e. Medicare for all.