Three Cheers For A Health Plan That Doesn't Break The Budget

Stan Crock is right on target with his prescription for U.S. health-care reform ("Radical surgery for medicine? Hold that scalpel," Social Issues, July 12). His ideas outperform the 500 or so people on the White House's task force. His combination of near-term, practical steps would quickly set the U.S. on the road toward effective reform without derailing a sluggish economy with massive new costs, higher taxes, or additional layers of bureaucracy.

Dr. Kenneth B. Heithoff

Chairman and Medical Director

Centers for Diagnostic Imaging

Minneapolis

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