By Anne Scheetz, M.D.
Chicago Sun-Times, Letters, October 27, 2020
To those wealthy hotel chains that are discontinuing health insurance for laid-off workers during the pandemic: For shame!
And to all the politicians who oppose expanded Medicare for all, also known as single-payer national health insurance, as well as to all those who refuse to actively work for it: For shame! If the United States had a single-payer health insurance program, no resident of this country would be without health insurance at any time, no one would receive medical bills, and no hospital would be threatened with closure because its patients were uninsured.
This is a time for solidarity. We need a health insurance program that covers all of us equally, fully financed at the federal level. Everybody in, nobody out!