Look to Canada

Letters, Boston Herald, Feb. 25, 2011

In response to your editorial “Single-payer fan 'fesses up” (Feb. 23) that suggests a single-payer health care program in our state would bring long wait times, I would point to Canada, which delivers health outcomes as good as ours for half the price per person. The median wait time for cardiac surgery in Ontario is not months, but 16 days. And those patients are not left with bills that lead to medical bankruptcy. As a doctor, I agree with Terry Dougherty in his support for single-payer care.

— Susanne L. King, Lenox, Mass.