Public option should be included in health care bill

To the editor:
The Republicans are negotiating. They have proposed a health care bill that is about as bad as you can get.
When the bill is not accepted they will add a few benefits and it will get a few more votes. They will continue this until a bill is passed that is not good but is acceptable to the majority of our representatives who are beholden to their wealthy donors.
Most people believe that the Affordable Care Act was not perfect but its replacement should provide healthcare to more people, not less.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders proposed methods by which this could be accomplished. Insist that your representatives start with a comprehensive health care system and negotiate down until a bill is passed. This bill must include a public option. Contact your representatives now.
Thomas J. Rea M.D.

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