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Romano: Solutions for U.S. health care

Paul Romano, Dillon

I agree entirely with Trent Winegar of Evergreen, (Letters Aug. 4, 2009). I offer an alternate plan:

1. Universal free health care identical to the best the government offers to its Congressmen. No one would object or demand other coverage! And only if it is that good would all Americans accept it without protest. And if it is not that good we will not accept being treated as lesser humans than members of Congress.

Most of us consider ourselves better and more deserving human beings than most members of Congress and worthy of at least equal (or better) treatment!

2. Congress can pay for this by tort reform (since lawyers per se cause most of our problems with their bad laws and rulings, we all need this more than medical. And the savings to our society would be immense and might pay for all our medical care by itself). If that is not enough, raise the funds the way the rest of the world does with that super-secret, sneaky invisible sales tax known as “VAT” (value added tax). Since that falls heaviest on those who spend and consume the most, it is one of the few taxes not inherently regressive and is therefore the most “fair”. Voters might even accept it!

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