LETTER: N.Y. should pass its own single-payer health system, James Hayes, Elmira Star-Gazette

In 2008, the World Health Organization found that the U.S. spent nearly twice as much on health care as any of the other nine countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. U.S. outcomes were far worse. Our country ranked last for life expectancy, infant mortality and preventable deaths per capita.

You ask: “Why is this?” The answer is that the U.S. has the distinction of being the only one of these 10 nations without universal health care.

Read the full letter at the Elmira Star-Gazette here.