from an email from presidential candidate
" The American people understand that our current health care system is not working.
They understand that the profiteering of the pharmaceutical
industry and private insurance companies causes the United States to
spend more per capita on health care than any other nation, while our
life expectancy, infant mortality and preventable deaths outcomes are
worse than most other countries.
We should be spending our money on care and disease
prevention, not paper-pushing and debt collection. But the simple truth
is that our efforts to eliminate waste and profiteering are endangered
by these powerful corporate interests.
A single-payer system will expand employment and lift a
major financial weight off of businesses burdened by employee health
expenses. And the millions of Americans stuck in jobs they don't like,
they would be free to explore more productive opportunities as they
am convinced today more than ever before that universal quality health
care as a right will eventually become the law of the land. It is the
only way forward. "
I agree. Go, Bernie!
In my opinion, and I go even further- quality healthcare should be a Human Right, free and availabe for Everyone (the Whole Wide World!)
Single-Payer, btw, is:
Single-payer health care is a system in which the government, rather than private insurers, pays for all health care costs.
wikipedia article on SPHC, link.
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