Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 | 2:02 a.m.
Richard Rychtarik’s Wednesday letter to the editor, “More competition, lower costs,” claims that it is hard to understand why people might trust private insurers more than “the people who run Medicare.”
It is not hard to understand if you are aware of the general efficiency and effectiveness of government programs. Then, there are the general lessons history has to teach us about trusting government to look out for our interests.
To paraphrase some wise words I once heard: “Consider for a moment how many people over the last century lost their lives or property because government had too much control over them. Then consider how many people lost their lives or property because government had too little control over them.”
Now you understand.