The editorial by Dale Vaslow, published on Oct. 21, was very misleading and does not reflect the facts about Barack Obama's health care proposals. The author used a classic "bait and switch" approach by dismissing Mr. Obama's actual proposals in the first paragraph, relabeling his plan "Obamacare," and then proceeding to attack the single payer approach to health care financing (which Mr. Obama is NOT proposing).
By setting up and tearing down this straw man, Dale Vaslow avoided any actual discussion of Mr. Obama's real proposal, which would help more people get affordable health insurance coverage and access to health care. Boone County voters are smarter than that and won't fall for such tactics.
We know that high costs put health care out of the reach of many ordinary people who do not have insurance and cause many people to lose everything they have built up in their lifetimes. We need a new approach, and Barack Obama has proposed a good one. Go to www.barackobama.com/issues/healthcare/ to see the details.