To the Editor:
Everybody gets sick — no matter their age or income level. We all need health care -—when we’re sick and when we’re trying to stay healthy. But not everyone has access to the health care they need. We are all familiar with why. Some can’t afford the insurance premiums, some because their employer doesn’t offer health benefits, some because their treatment costs too much, some because their health problems are disqualified from treatment. And, this inequity has a consequence: the United States has the highest per capita health care costs of any other developed nation and its citizens as a group are among the least healthy.