Letter: Health care for all would cost everyone less
The recent letter about the issue of affordable, accessible health insurance by Willie Dickerson in your paper deserved a response (“Let’s demand health care that works for all,” April 5).
I have a pre-existing health condition, so I will deal with doctors who specialize, take prescribed medications and have tests throughout my life. These are expenses. At one point, without the Affordable Care Act, my deductible was $5,000.
The Veteran's Administration is able to negotiate prices with the pharmaceutical companies due to their number. With Medicare for all or some single-payer plan, the prices for drugs would go down considerably.
Everyone's health insurance would cost less. Businesses would no longer have to worry about regulations about whether and how to insure their employees. The economy would boom.
Everyone – Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative – could be pleased with the results.