Letters to the Editor
Pull health care out of crisis mode
Outside America, most health care systems provide medications from one comprehensive formulary to all citizens. There are no restrictions or economic credentialing, and all citizens are included.
In addition, the rest of the world’s health care systems negotiate the prices of their drugs.
We seem to relish going from crisis to crisis. Many now face the economic decision of purchasing food or medications. There is, however, a solution.
The next time you hear the words “national health insurance” or “single-payer health care,” take note that this kind of system will cost less than our current system and cover all Americans with much less red tape.
Speaking of red, we are not talking about socialized medicine. It is American medicine for all Americans, by all Americans. For more information, visit www.pnhp.org/
Charles Katzenberg, M.D.
Physicians for a National Health Program, Tucson