Letters to the Editor

BY DI READERS | JUNE 22, 2009 7:21 AM

Single payer health-care system is best

Americans pay a huge tax to the corporate-state-protected health-insurance industry in the obscene premiums included in the cost of everything made, purchased, and consumed.

The health-insurance companies’ premiums even include the cost of health care for their own people — top-notch care to the fat cats running the scam.

And care provided by hospitals and doctors (for those still lucky enough to receive it) include the large cost of providing their staff health-insurance coverage. Is this insane?

Yes, and it is time to end this private tax profiteering and provide single-payer universal health care and ax the insurance cost from what is purchased at home and hard to competitively sell abroad.

From the health-insurance profiteers, the American people are getting taxation without representation.

And don’t waste time in consideration of suing the powerful corporate state-protected health-insurance empire. However, the insurance industry is very happy to provide high-cost malpractice insurance so that it can make money off of doctors and hospitals that can be sued.

You may not be able to afford your own health care, but you are going to be paying for that of everyone else that is able to get it.

Sam Osborne
West Branch

Say no to faux-patriotic clothing

Could someone please tell me what is patriotic about buying a T-shirt with an American flag on it — whether it's purchased at Old Navy or Wal-Mart — when the T-shirt is manufactured in a low-wage Asian or Central American country?

Gary Sanders
Iowa City

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