This commentary is by Elayne Clift, who writes about health and social justice from her home in Brattleboro. 

It’s no secret that America’s health care system is broken. Most of us can cite a litany of problems we’ve personally experienced. But few would include the travesty surrounding how health care costs are billed and covered.

I ventured into that morass recently and what I learned provided another compelling reason for universal health care and a single-payer system.  continue reading