Single Payer Healthcare : Is It Best For America?

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Single-Payer Healthcare Is What Is Best for America
With rising healthcare costs being distributed predominantly on workers or their companies, the economic responsibility is placed on the very people who need it the least: the job creators. If the economic responsibility of healthcare costs was shifted to the government, the private sector job creators could have more revenue to stimulate the economy with additional jobs, better wages, and improved worker benefits. The best way to shift this cost obligation is via a single-payer healthcare system. A single-payer would make sure all citizens would be covered for all medical services, including doctor, hospital, preventive, long-term care, mental health, reproductive health care, dental, vision, prescription drug, and medical supply costs.
The rising problem of unfeasible healthcare costs on corporate America because of rising inflation at such high levels is forcing corporations to offer inadequate healthcare coverage. Under the current system, costs are forcing the private sector to spend excessively to cover employee healthcare, and instead, the money could be redirected to stimulate the private sector and the economy all together if a single-payer system is enacted. Morton Mintz identifies much of this in his article in The Nation, and how a single-payer would actually benefit corporate America, even though the “aren’t buying it” (Mintz).
A single-payer would also be able to offer superior healthcare plans than…
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