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In response to a letter to the editor that appeared in August 9, 2017, South Whibey Record, our little, semi-weekly community paper in which the author praised her experience with the medical system in Scotland, “Whidbey woman experiences single payer health care, fast and free,”  I wrote a long response that Doug, my husband, thought was too wordy.  He suggested the shortened version that appeared in the August 26, 2017 edition.

A few thoughts on single-payer health care

I wanted to make a statement because I don’t like people being led to believe that government-run health care is not all that people dream it to be.