Re "State must ease sign-up for health coverage" (Editorials, March 1): The editorial board is right that California already knows all of our most personal information thanks to the Franchise Tax Board, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Registrar of Voters, the I.R.S. and the Department of Homeland Security.
Why should Californians have to provide that information again? That is too much work when at the end of the process the long list of provider services for which coverage is required by California, plus new ones now required by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will put the cost of insurance out of reach.
-- Richard E. Ralston, Newport Beach, Executive Director, Americans for Free Choice in Medicine