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Letters: Single payer health care is the path forward

Re “Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies” (sacbee.com, Oct. 13): The anti-Trump media lead with he is “choosing to end critical payments to health insurers that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage.” Read on and you’ll find that he is not “choosing,” but following the court’s ruling to end illegal cost-sharing with insurers that protects them from their own losses, and it does not affect the federal assistance to people. Get off the anti-Trump thing and focus on the real problem, health care’s unsustainable high cost. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t control costs, and Trump’s plan doesn’t either, unrealistically relying on individuals to somehow haggle to keep costs down. In the past, both parties and Trump have toyed with the idea of a single payer health care system. All other developed countries have gone to this, as the only way to effectively control costs and provide health care for all. Why don’t we?

Bill Jurkovich, Citrus Heights

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