Letter to the Editor

IRS shows how feds might handle health-care plan

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

To the editor:

Your editorial on the IRS accuracy rate is pretty scary. If this government agency can't perform any better than even its own stated 67 percent accuracy rate, how in the world can reasonable people think that a government-run national health-care plan would work any better or instill confidence in citizens?

There are incalculable differences between wrong, incomplete or unanswered questions dealing with the complexities of the IRS code and dealing with the complexities of health care. The notion that some faceless government employee would have a say in the process of medical care is a frightening consequence of socialized medicine.

CONRAD F. MEIER

Senior Fellow in Health Policy

The Heartland Institute

Chicago