Administrative costs limit
our access to health care
Re: “Study: More than a third of health care costs go to bureaucracy” (Mercurynews.com, Jan. 6):
I am surprised to find that so much of our health care money goes to administrative costs.
We know this is an issue and we also know how much money we could save if the prices were so high, but it does not seem like we are doing much about it.
However, if we know that Canada’s system is better, why are we not doing something similar? What are we doing to change the way health care is being charged here? I understand that insurance companies and health care providers are in a tug of war, one trying to receive more money, but I do not understand why it is okay for the price to be so high.
There are so many people who cannot afford health care in this country and this is one thing that is preventing everyone from receiving health care.
Letter: Insurance companies and health care providers in a tug of war