Medicare for All? What about all those workers who would be disrupted?
Regarding the recent commentary “Amid ongoing drama over healthcare reform, there’s another solution hiding in plain sight” (July 24, p. 25), yes, today’s healthcare delivery system is far from perfect, making “Medicare for All” sound sexy and sensible.
One simple question that isn’t being addressed should Medicare for All be seriously considered: What do you do for the hundreds of thousands of middle-class people employed in our current system, who could lose their middle-class incomes, used to support their middle-class children in their middle-class neighborhoods?
The article speaks of highly paid insurance executives as if they are the only insurance middlemen involved. True, they make excessive incomes, but far, far less than the combined incomes of all the other healthcare insurance and industry employees who would be disrupted under such a plan.
Keith Taylor Wallingford, Conn.