To the editor:
July 30 will be the 49th anniversary of the Medicare Act of 1965. Why can’t we have a system that provides everyone with guaranteed medical care from birth to death? All the other developed countries cover everybody, pay half as much for their health care as we do and provide better outcomes.
America is the only developed country allowing the health care system to be run by private corporations that have transformed medical care into a commodity to be bought and sold. Let us demand from our government a more just solution. Too many Americans face loss of insurance as well as bankruptcy due to medical emergencies.