Letters and Op-Eds through 2016



Does the press influence society’s priorities?
Statesman Journal, March 15, 2015
by Edith Orner, Albany

Mailbag: Health care for all
Albany Democrat Herald, January 21, 2014 6:45 am
by Edie Orner, Albany

Do You Really Understand What Your Health Insurance Covers??
Letter to Good News from Good Sam, newsletter of the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Corvallis, OR
by Edie Omer, Albany


Get on the Bus
Medford Mail Tribune Jan. 27, 2015
by Brenda Gould, HCAO RV


Single-payer would fix health care
Register Guard, Monday, June 2, 2014 Letters in the Editor’s Mailbag
by Bob Fscher, HCAO Bandon

Douglas County

Medicare for all - the time has come
by Bob Bickers, Sutherlin
Guest Column for NR Today


Health care progress is being made
Letter to the Register Guard, December 31, 2015

Taxation provides services for all
Letter to the Register Guard, December 29, 2015

Care movement is being ignored
What doesn’t the RG Report?
Letter to the Register-Guard, December 24, 2015
by Lou Sinniger, Elmira

Single-payer health care is better
LETTERS,, Register Guard, December 7, 2015

Medicare should cover everyone
Letter to the Register Guard, NOVEMBER 28, 2015
by Carol Yarbrough, Eugene

Make health care less complicated
Letter to Eugene Register Guard, Nov. 27, 2015
by Lou Sinniger, Elmir

Universal care would be better
Letter to the Register Guard, Nov. 24, 2015
by Robert Granger , Eugene

Another response to R. L. Jensen
Letter to Register Guard, November 22, 2015
by Charlie Swanson, Eugene

Response to Reginald L. Jensen
Letter to the Register Guard, November 22. 2015
by Jo Alexander, Corvallis

Response to R.L. Jensen
To the Editor: The Register Guard November 22, 2015
by Marc Shapiro, Eugene

It’s time for a single-payer system
Letter to the editor: The Register Guard: November 3, 2015
by Patricia Hine, Eugene

RG Is Poisoning Retirement For Everyone
Letter to the Eugene RegisterGuard 8/23/2015
by Lou Sinniger, Elmira

Letter to Eugene Weekly,  7/30/15
by Marc Shapiro, Eugene

Health Care Study for Our Future
Letter to the Eugene Register Guard by Lou Sinniger, Elmira
Also submitted to the Eugene Weekly by Marc Shapiro, Eugene
July 24, 2015

Don’t let companies divide the pool
Letter to the Eugene Register Guard 7-11-15
by Marc Shapiro, Eugene

Insurance drives up health care cost
by Lou Sinniger, Eugene
The Register Guard July 2, 2015

U.S. health care costs are higher
by Sally McCoy, Eugene
The Register Guard, June 30, 2015

Limiting risk pools will save money
Register-Guard, JUNE 20, 2015
by Charlie Swanson, HCAO Eugene

CCO’s sale raises concerns
The Register Guard, June 15, 2015
by Patricia Bitner, Eugene

Time for a single-payer system
Eugene Register Guard Letters 5-25-15
by Ruth Duemler , Eugene

Proposed Increases in Health Insurance Rates
Letter to the Register Guard
by Lou Sinniger, Eugene

Approve health care study funding
Letter to the Register Guard October 22, 2014
by Jerry Silbert, Eugene

On health care, Wehby is on the wrong track
Published in the Register Guard, August 7 2014
by Samel Metz, M.D., Corvallis and Bob Fischer, Bandon

Single-Payer System Would be Best
Published in the Register Guard, Sept. 7 2013
by Mike Meyer,  Eugene

Obamacare takes us only part-way
Published in The Register Guard opinion page July 9, 2014
by Lou Favreau, HCAO Eugene


Hidden Health Costs
Letter submitted to Sen. Arnie Roblan and to The Siuslaw News
by Arnold Buchman, Florence, March 30, 2015

La Grande

MY VOICE: ‘Everybody in and nobody out’
by Observer Upload November 25, 2015
(Cheryl Simpson-Whitaker, La Grande)

I want real health care reform
by Cheryl Simpson, La Grande
Letter to The Observer, May 9, 2014

Licensed to Practice Medicine?
Letter to The Observer
by Linda Granger,  ORA Health Care Action Team

Educate yourselves about the Health Care Act
Published: Sept. 30, 2013 The Observer
by David B Still, Cove, Oregon

Health care decision should be in hands of doctors
The Observer, January 29, 2014
by Cheryl Simpson, La Grande

U.S. needs health program that covers everyone
The Observer, February 17, 2014
by Bill Whaitaker

MY VOICE: ACA will add to the bottom line
The Observer, March 12, 2014
by David B. Still


Letter: Health care is a common good
The Gazette Times, December 18, 2015
by Bruce Thomson, M.D., Corvallis

Easing the financial burden of health care
Letter to the Gazette Times, December 15, 2015
by Mike Huntington, M.D, Corvallis

As I See It: U.S. health care is overpriced
Corvallis Gazette Times:September 04, 2015
by Michael Hnuntingto and Bruce Thomson

Letter to the Editor
(Submitted to Gazette Times and Oregonian) August 30, 2015
by Jo Alexander, Corvallis

Health care costs keep Oregon ex-pats in Canada
Corvallis Gazette Times, March 24, 2015
by Michael Huntington MD, Corvallis

Health care: In the dark
Albany Democrat-Herald, March 12, 2015
by Ron Green, Albany

Backs single-payer model
Albany Democrat Herald, Jan. 26, 2015
by Ron Green, Albany

Health care purchases are not free-market choices
by Dianne Farrell, Corvallis
January 19, 2015
The Corvallis Gazette-Times

Medicare is vital, but needs more support
by Michael Huntington, M.d., Corvallis
January 06, 2015
Corvallis Gazette Times

Letter: Isn't it time to make the change to universal health care?
by Roger Blaine, Corvallis
December 30, 2014
Corvallis Gazette Times

Letter: Thanks for the offer, but I decline this Medicare 'gift'
by Warren George, Corvallis
Corvallis Gazette-Times, December 29, 2014

Letter: There’s an alternative to ‘good business, bad medicine’ model
by Michael C. Huntington, M.D., MidValley Health Care Advocates, Corvallis
Oct. 1, for the Gazette Times

Letter: A Source of Pride
by Lawrence S. Eby, M.D.. Chair of the IHN/CCO Community Advisory Council. Albany
Nov. 10, for the Corvallis Gazette-Times

Health Care, Jobs, and Marriage
Letter to the Corvallis Gazette-Times
--by Michael Huntington, MD MidValley Health Care Advocates

Letter to the Gazette-Times
October 22, 2013
by Dainne Farrell, Corvallis,  Mid Valley Health Care Advocates

Single Payer System Would Succeed
September 9, 2013
Letter to the Eugene Register-Guard,
by Michael C. Huntington, M.D., Corvallis

Letter: ‘Affordability’ component of new health care is missing
The Gazette Times, November 21, 2013 8:15 am
by Jared Grose, Corvallis

Mailbag: Close ‘donut hole’
The Gazette Times, January 12, 2014 9:00 am
by Ron Green, Albany

Letter: GOP loved Affordable Care Act, until Obama embraced it
The Gazette Times November 21, 2013 8:30 am
by Will Reid, Corvallis

Letter: Obamacare is a regressive policy, boon for insurance companies
The Gazette Times, October 21, 2013 9:00 am
by Peter Day, Corvallis

Letter: Obamacare was a compromise; Oregon needs health care for all
The Gazette Times, November 06, 2013 9:00 am
by Dianne Farrell, Corvallis

Letter: We should put our energy into single-payer healthcare system
The Gazette Times, December 20, 2013 9:00 am
by Louise Ferrell, Corvallis

Letter: Single-payer easier, more efficient method of health insurance
The Gazette Times, November 19, 2013 9:00 am
by Michael C. Huntington MD, Corvallis

Letter: Single-payer would be a much more efficient health care system
The Gazette Times, November 15, 2013 9:00 am
by Marie Mingo, Corvallis

Letter: The U.S. health care system works to limit our freedoms
The Gazette Times, December 31, 2013 8:15 am
by Mike Huntington

Letter: U.S. health care system pits patients against doctors
by Dianne Farrell, Corvallis
The Gazette Times, January 16, 2014 9:00 am

VA scandal lessons are not about the viability of single-payer
The Gazette Times, June 10, 2014
by Paul Hochfeld, M.D., Chinh Le, M.D., Betty Johnson and Mike Huntington, M.D.

On Behalf of Cover Oregon
by Roberta Hall
For The Oregonian, August 31, 2014


It’s Coming Around Again
To the editor, News Times, Sept. 8, 2015
by Jerry J Robbins MD, Newport

Health Care Study funded
Letter to the News Times, July 28, 2015
by Jerry Robbins, MD

Health Care Again
Letter to the Newport News Times 3/4/15
by Jerry Robbins, MD

Medicare’s Birthday:
by Jerry Robbins MD
The News Times, July 2014

Health Care for All is Still the Answer
by Jerry Robbins MD
The News Times, ,June 18,2014

There's Still Time
by Jerry Robbins, MD
The News Times, April 7, 2014

Letter to the NewsTimes
by Jerry j. Robbins MD, 
The News Times, November 5, 2013


Universal Health Care key to Stopping Outrageous Charges
(Sheriff gets gobsmacked by medical bill (6/18/14 EO page 1A County pays $168k inmate medical bill).)
Published in the Easst Oregonian “Your Views” 6-20-14
by Frank Erickson, M.D.. HCAO Pendleton


Single-payer is the better system
Letter to the Eugene Register Guard, November 25, 2015
by SAMUEL METZ, M.D., Portland

Medicare and Medicaid: Successes and Drawbacks
Letters: NYTimes, Sunday Review: July 11, 2015
by Samuel Metz, MD. Portland

Support a single-payer health care system
Letters to the Editor, The Oregonian, Sunday July 5, 2015
by Beth Kerwin, Southeast Portland

Implementing a Universal Healthcare System Costs Less, Provides Better Care
Published in The Lund Report 11-11-14
by Dr. Sam Metz

Big Health Care Players Ride the Coattails of Professional Sports
by Rev. Diana F. Scholl

On the sale of renaming rights: Jeld-Wen Field becomes Providence Park
by Beth Kerwin, Portland Jobs with Justice

Cover Oregon fiasco is a blow to health reform
by Rev. Diana F. Scholl

Dental Care: Response to Dr. Cutter
by Rev. Diana F. Scholl


It's time to Put People Before Profits
by Rosalie Pedroza, Turner, HCAO Marion-Polk
Letter to the Statesman Journal, Otober 12, 2014