Letters to the Editor

Old arguments

In their Nov. 30 pro and con commentaries on a single-payer health care system, Amy F. Isaacs touts its virtues, including huge savings on overhead, while Devon Herrick points to the Canadian single-payer system with its long waits for treatment. Mr. Herrick argues health savings accounts are a better option.

We've heard both arguments before. What we haven't heard from Ms. Isaacs' side is just how we could fashion our system differently from the Canadian one so as to avoid the problems faced by Canadians. And what we haven't heard from Mr. Herrick's side is how people who can't afford health insurance could afford to contribute sufficient funds to a health savings account.

Curtis Sisk