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The single-payer system is a more efficient way of reforming health care

Jack Meyer and Caroline Mortensen's commentary on health care reform is undercut by its poor timing because their proposal for an expansion of Medicaid comes just as 13 states have announced cuts to the program ("Compromise needed on the Affordable Care Act", July 26).

The enormous budget deficits facing most states make it extremely unlikely that they will be able to enact the new health policies.

Rather than waste valuable time, energy and resources on complicated and incremental reforms, why not work on a more effective solution, one that truly reduces the federal deficit and does not burden states?

Since the majority of Americans support privately-delivered, publicly-financed health care for all, the single-payer model is cheaper, better and more efficient.

When the people who live in the park have the same health insurance as the people who live on Park Avenue, everyone will benefit.

Jeff Singer

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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