Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?

Should All Americans
Have the Right (Be Entitled)
 to Health Care?
An authentic single-payer and universal health care system where every American would be required to have health insurance -- government or private -- is the only solution to the nation’s health care problem.

Adopting a single-payer health insurance system, a system in which government rather than private insurers pay for all health care costs would significantly reduce health care costs by eliminating a whole lot of expenses that aren’t related to providing medical care. That’s because such a system would not have to advertise its services, make a profit for investors, or reward its executives with multi-million-dollar compensation packages, as private insurers do.

A single-payer system is also a system where consumers could buy insurance on the open market. The insurance companies could still profit, but it would not force Americans to purchase health insurance they could not afford or force them into a situation of no health care at all.

Health care is a right that should be guaranteed for every American regardless of their financial circumstances.

“As the latest Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act stalls in the Senate, we need to keep up the pressure,” says Robert Reich. “Our latest video explains why moving towards a Medicare for all system [a form of single-payer health care insurance, but not as good as a genuine single-payer system] would deliver better health care at a lower cost.

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