Tennesseean reader calls for HR 676
The United States spends at least 40 percent more per capita on health care than any other industrialized nation ($7,129/capita).
We spend 16 percent of our gross domestic product while other industrial countries spend about 10 percent (i.e., Canada). In Canada, everyone is covered while we have 47 million uninsured people and probably 100 million underinsured.
A bill, H.R. 676, has been introduced in Congress by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan to have a single-payer plan, similar to Canada's, in the United States. Everyone would be covered and it would include doctor visits, operations, hospital stays, long-term care, mental health, dentists, vision, prescriptive drugs and medical supplies.
Have you written a letter to the editor of your local paper in support of HR 676?