Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - February 19, 2010

Letter: HSAs -- better care, a third of the cost

Dear Editor,

All of us, like Castlewood workers ("Labor dispute at Castlewood," News, Feb. 5, page 5), must demand self-managed, prefunded ~$2,000 deductible, "Health Savings Acct." plans from unions, employers, insurers, Medicare and Medicaid, who impose two-thirds the cost, so hide this option to keep power and money.

We doctors charge less for better care without distant dictates. Boxer and McNerney caucuses are passing czar care bills this week that kill HSAs and patient power. Demand HSAs.

Howard F. Long


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