About our health care
We have to decide on one question: Is health care a right, or a privilege available only to those who can pay for it?
The laws we make will follow from the answer to that question. For example, we have decided that education (through high school) is a right, so we pay for it with taxes.
Other countries have already decided that health care is a right and they have paid for it with taxes. The price of our health care is vast compared to all other countries; we can only control costs with the power of the federal government. Policy is not hard at all; other countries are way ahead of us on providing quality, efficient health care (not health insurance).
LUCY FINN-SMITH Little Rock