Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Aug. 4, 2020

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Letter: Convert to single-payer

The Columbian

I bring to everyone’s attention two items. Regarding campaign finance with the Supreme Court ruling for Citizens United, I’d suggest a politician run for office stating he/she will campaign to pass a constitutional amendment to abolish the Citizens United decision. The second item has to do with health care. The Affordable Care Act has made great strides but the health care system is still controlled by the drug companies and hospitals. The law is some 1,600 pages long. Ralph Nader points out that Canada’s medicare law was 13 pages long. A member of Congress could promote Canada’s single-payer plan. How many of his or her constituents would disagree? Who likes to pay premiums? Let us see if one or more of our local politicians will accept the challenge and show leadership.

Dave Cannard


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