LETTER: NY Health Act will cut the bureaucracy, Jean-Francois Briere, Times Union

By Jean-Francois Briere, Delmar, Oct 1, 2019

I was struck by the incoherence of "Proposed New York Health Act would be too costly" (Sept. 21). Three examples:

The author tells us that single payer insurance in New York state would be too expensive. Then, he goes on explaining that single payer insurance (at the federal level with Medicare and Medicaid) pays health care providers too little. You can't have it both ways: either it costs too much or it costs too little.

He tells us that the city of Pittsburgh has more MRI machines than the totality of Canada without realizing that this is the very reason why MRI exams are far more expensive in the U.S.: too many machines for too few patients.

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