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Health option needed

Many people are opposed to a public option for health care because they don't want the government to make their health-care decisions. But instead, with private insurance, we let profit-driven private businesses make our health-care decisions. This is the same system of private enterprise that brought us Enron, IndyMac, Washington Mutual, Arthur Anderson, Adelphia, WorldCom, Countrywide Financial, Lehman Brothers, Wachovia, Chrysler, General Motors and AIG.

Should we trust such a system with health-care decisions? Private health insurance companies are notorious for having entire departments devoted solely to finding excuses to deny insurance claims.

I would much rather rely on a public option, the same system that brought me Medicare.

Kathryn Fitzgerald

Salt Lake City