I'm encouraged! After reading Alan Sanborn's cogent and incisive argument for health care reform we can believe in (Sept. 17), I began to recuperate from my "Will we have a public option?"-induced miasma. Alan gave me hope we could keep alive the movement toward single-payer health care.
Now I'm sure we can! With the magnificent seven letters in the Sept. 24 Journal, it is clear that we have truth, justice and mercy, and the American Way on our side. With current polls reporting that three-fourths of doctors and two-thirds of the rest of us support some kind of "public option," our challenge now is to spread a sensible grasp of the clear benefits of a single-payer system into the halls and hollows of Congress. Get ’er done!
Chip Sharpe, Bayside