Greg Kirkpatrick: Universal care the best

November 5, 2013 

Well, holy cow! What has gotten into Marc Landry that I find myself agreeing with him altogether about health care? His Oct. 30 column “A tale of two surgeries” comparing the Canadian and American joint replacement surgeries was clear-sighted and refreshingly straightforward.

For the middle class, the Affordable Care Act was always preferable only to the existing miserable and limited choices placed before us by an untethered marketplace. His suggestion that we would be better off with universal health care is timely. Maybe we’ll finally be ready for it if the technology that is supposed to make the modified marketplace health care system known as the ACA accessible continues to fail us at both the state and federal level.

Greg Kirkpatrick, Raleigh

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