In response to “Paperwork burden of ACA hurts patients” (Oct. 16 Viewpoint):
Solution? Single-payer health care
While Dr. Rosemary Stein is correct that American doctors have an undue administrative burden, she is wrong in suggesting it started with the Affordable Care Act.
It has long been true that we suffer more from bureaucracy than colleagues in other countries.
For instance, a 2011 study showed that American primary care practices spent over three times as many staff hours and four times as much money per physician as our Canadian counterparts.
Want to simplify our lives while saving money – and delivering care to all? Support a single-payer health care system, as the rest of the developed world has done.
Jessica Schorr Saxe
Amendment One not the first time the majority was wrong
It wasn’t all that long ago that the majority of white men thought: Only they had the right to vote; only they had the right to own land; it was OK to own slaves; and women should stay home where they belonged.
The majority was wrong then, and it was wrong about Amendment One.
David E. Hawk
Gay marriage coverage was over the top; time to move on
Homosexuals make up roughly 2 percent of the U.S. population.
I read that 24 people went uptown to celebrate one night. Wow. More people show up for my grandfather’s WWII veterans meetings.
I can understand a few articles, but this is over the top.
If homosexuals want to be married, that’s fine. They can now have the divorce rate and same problems we heterosexuals have.
Can we please move on now?
In response to “Modest response by donors thus far to Ebola crisis” (Oct. 16) and related articles:
Ebola situation serious, increased donations needed
The fact that Ebola donations are smaller than other disasters is most interesting.
Ebola has the potential to become a worldwide pandemic much larger than a typhoon or tsunami. People need to realize the seriousness of Ebola.
We need to donate to research and prevention of Ebola before everyone is infected.
In response to “McCrory to envoys: Hands off our packs” (Oct. 16):
On tobacco packaging, McCrory acted like a bully
No one seriously believes that an occasional glass of wine or can of beer poses a serious health risk.
But many scientists and doctors believe that each cigarette you smoke is another nail in your coffin.
In threatening France and Ireland because of their uniform packaging of cigarettes, Gov. Pat McCrory is ignoring science, pandering to special interests at home, and acting like a bully.
Fort Mill, S.C.
In response to “Judge blocks CLT airport commission” (Oct. 14):
Waiting for Rucho, Brawley
to admit they were wrong
The entire reason for creating the airport commission has been proven false.
Resources relegated to the airport have not been taken by the City for other purposes, and the airport itself has continued to thrive and grow under city governance.
What’s more, the city and airport commission chose the same person to run the airport, meaning they essentially agree on the most basic of matters.
The question now is whether Sen. Bob Rucho and Rep. Bill Brawley have learned from their very public mistake – and have the courage and humility to admit it.
Legislators won’t impose term limits, but voters sure can
If our current legislators do not want to impose term-limits on themselves, then the voting public should limit them, regardless of political party, to a single term by never voting for an incumbent.
Knowing they have only one term to serve should force our congressional representatives to focus on the job they were elected to perform and not on re-elections.