Re: “Where’s care and compassion?” (letter, 3-20).
The writer, a physician, sees the need for “universal free medical care.” Universal health insurance is not the answer to every problem. And universal free medical care is a really bad idea. Who’s going to pay for it? How?
The doctor describes AB, a 56-year-old custodian with chronic back pain. He is caught between a rock and a hard place. If he continues lifting 100-pound tables, he’ll continue having back pain. But if he quits his job, he’ll lose his health insurance.
The solution is not to give AB free treatments, which …