So President Trump has come to realize that health care is complicated, and it is. But it is also simple.

The simple part:

Insurance companies want to have as many people insured as possible, ideally with the highest possible premiums paid and excluding as many people with expensive health care needs as possible.

 Drug companies and providers (doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, medical suppliers, etc.) want as many people insured as possible, ideally with the highest possible reimbursement rates and the fewest possible restrictions on covered services.

We consumers want the most comprehensive medical coverage possible, ideally with as much of the cost of insurance as possible paid for by employers or the government, and with the lowest possible co-pays and deductibles.

 Republicans want government to help insure as few people as necessary.

 Democrats want government to help insure as many people as possible.

The complicated part: Who wins?

Doug Zlatin

Falmouth