Letter: Pay your part to support health care for each other

From: Bob Hyatt


What would it be like to walk into the doctor’s office and see the doctor and leave without showing an insurance card? What would it be like to not have to read mumbo-jumbo documents about what’s covered or not covered by your insurance? What would it be like to not worry about how you’re going to pay for your loved one’s medical expenses? What would it be like to not have to worry that you can have the care you need when you need it?

Our current health system is a Frankenstein system of a myriad of different programs tied together in some way that provides care for some and not for others. It’s a system that’s higher cost and worse health versus what other countries have figured out. Our system is not the best unless your financial assets allow you to go to whomever you want whenever you want.

During this Christian time when we remember that Christ died for our sins, maybe we should be thinking it might be a good thing to pay higher taxes to cover everyone in our country — and get rid of all those nagging copays, deductibles, claims.

Reach out to your elected representatives in Congress and let them know you want a system that covers us all without the huge administrative and paperwork costs that burden us. Let’s try a little harder to care for each other. I believe we are all truly in this journey together.