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Rebuttal From Dr Berdine

Gilbert G. Berdine, MD
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Departments of Internal Medicine and Medical Education, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Free Market Institute, Lubbock, TX

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Gilbert G. Berdine, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th St, STOP 9410, Lubbock, TX 79430


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(1):15-16. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.662
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In making their point, Drs Gaffney, Verhoef, and Hall illustrate how ACA has failed to achieve universal coverage or make US health care affordable. The failures of ACA were predictable and were predicted. My opponents propose a single-payer national health program to fix the flaws in ACA. While I share the goal of making health care accessible and affordable to everyone, I must respectfully disagree with their prescription.

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