Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

You trust feds with health care?

To the editor:

Have you ever noticed that some of the people who point out widespread waste and fraud within the Department of Defense are also the ones who tell us that the United States should adopt a "single payer" health care system? They seem to think that the same government which purchases $200 toilet seats and $500 hammers will somehow deliver health care services efficiently and economically.

Such child-like faith is touching, but those critiques of Department of Defense boondoggles provide compelling evidence against handing our health care system over to the federal government.

Pete Sundin

Baker City