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Letter to the Editor: Where our health care money goes

As you or your employer write the monthly check for health care, we hope that most of this money goes to pay for the medical expenses of a child with appendicitis, an expectant mother,  or a senior with terminal cancer.  Well, up to half goes to incomprehensible expenses such as over paid executives, corporate profits, pharmacy benefit managers, advertising, and efforts to confuse you so you think you are getting choice.  You don’t.  The profiteers and privatizers are running the system and  hyper capitalism has taken control.  And a good deal of your health insurance premiums go into the pockets of the very legislators we send to Washington,  I feel so helpless. The United States is ranked last amongst eleven high income countries.  Pretty sad.

Don McKechnie

Sierraville

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