To the Editor: The proposal of the Physicians'
Working Group for Single-Payer National Health Insurance1 largely
ignores the shortcomings of a totally government-controlled health care system.
Although the United States may have the most expensive system in the world,
we also have the best. To eliminate the private sector smacks of socialism.
Proposals for US National Health Insurance. JAMA. 2003;290(21):2797. doi:10.1001/jama.290.21.2798-b