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Current reform is not the cure

Dear Editor:

What’s worse than government-run health care? Obviously, corporate-run health care for profit. A single-payer system, if enacted tomorrow, would eliminate $400 billion per year in costs (insurance company profits, marketing, advertising, etc.).

What reform being debated now in Congress leaves Big Insurance in the mix and is doomed for failure. As private insurers will take the most healthy, and the public-plan will be left with the most costly (less healthy).

Until our Congress puts “We the People” before corporate profits, be it in health care or endless war, our downward spiral continues.

Ben Newell

Aspen

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