Regarding the Aug. 13 editorial “The $32.6 trillion doctor bill”:
We can’t afford universal health care? Well, the bumblebee can’t fly, either.
Orin Hollander, Jamison, Pa.
In his refutation of some specific claims about the cost advantage of Medicare-for-all, Glenn Kessler may have given the misleading impression that universal health coverage is unavoidably expensive [“Democrats cherry-pick fact to tout Medicare-for-all,” The Fact Checker, Aug. 12]. He should have mentioned that the more comprehensive health-care systems of every other developed democracy cost from half to two-thirds what Americans pay — per person and as a portion of the economy — while producing better overall results in terms of lower juvenile mortality, longer life spans and better health outcomes in most regards.
The United States can do the same if the majority so desires, via universal Medicare or another scheme. If Australia, Britain and Denmark can do it, so can we.
Gregory Paul, Baltimore