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REAL HEALTH-CARE REFORM NEEDED

The current congressional charade that pretends to reform medical care should be called for what it is, a flim-flam political exercise to keep special interests happy.

The public is paying far too much now for medical-care insurance because for a quarter century insurance companies have been calling the shots. Insurance companies almost own America without medical-care insurance. The massive profits in automobile insurance, for example, should be enough for the greediest corporations. None of the companies would go broke if they had to compete with a single-payer insurance for medical care such as Canadians enjoy.The latest health-care bill allowing portability is a poor excuse for what is really needed. Obviously Congress hopes this meager change will get critics off the backs of congressmen running for re-election.

Real medical-care reform would support the best medical profession in the world, with hardly a ripple in clinical functions. If we Americans are remanded to HMOs, we and the American Medical Association will suffer together, and the end result could be tragic.

Eugene J. Faux

Provo