Letters to the Editor

The difference between health care and health insurance

Somehow the descriptive words “health care” have been substituted for what we are really talking about: health insurance.

Health care is when I go to the doctor and he gives me a shot. Health insurance is when I have to pay out of pocket for the shot because they don’t cover it. When Congress and the media begin accurately labeling these entirely different aspects of staying healthy in the U.S., I, for one, will be thrilled.

Michael Morin, Los Osos