So, you think health insurance premiums are high now? Eliminate the individual mandate penalty, and people who think they are healthy won’t buy insurance. Guess who’d be left to buy insurance? People who really need it and will use it. Guess how high premiums will skyrocket then! Can you imagine what Medicare would cost if only the sick had Medicare? Medicare for all is the answer, but it takes statesmen and women, not politicians, to make it happen.
Richard Ellerbrake, Deaconess Health System president, Lebanon
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