Letter: Note the Convoluted Logic
To the Editor:
If the people want universal access to health care, fine, but let’s not confuse that with affordable health insurance. The recent Valley News editorial (“Uncompelling Mandate,” Oct. 6) illustrates a portion of the conundrum. The paper observes that the mandate requiring individual insurance exists not only to require that young people are individually insured, but also so that, by paying an excess premium, they collectively cover the medical needs of the older population. Young people cannot afford to pay for themselves, let alone others ... so the proposed solution is even higher subsidies.
From what tree are these golden apples supposed to fall? Do people not see the convoluted reasoning going on here? What in all this lowers actual medical costs, the sustainable path to “affordable care”?