Friday, March 02, 2007

The Time Is Now for Universal Healthcare

Americans want Universal healthcare and Americans are willing to pay higher taxes for it.

Americans spend three to four times per citizen as much as Europeans do for health care and yet are far less healthy. Our medical procedures have worse outcomes and Many Americans go without healthcare. Meanwhile, American businesses (and American taxpayers) are left with huge healthcare bills. That hurts their global competitiveness. The huge number of Americans without regular healthcare poses a public safety threat: think about how it might play out in a fast moving epidemic. Doctors make less money because of the present situation.

No one really gains from this sorry state of affairs but the insurance and pharmaceutical industrys.

Even though Universal Healthcare has broad public support among the American people and is hurting us economically and shortening our lives, it does not seem to be a priority in Washington. There is little or no chance that we will get Universal Healthcare soon.

We are all prisoners of these narrow special interests.

Its like Iraq. The American people want out of Iraq too. But the powers that be in Washington are not listening to the American People.

Whose county is it?

1 comment:

jim adams said...

I have spent more than 25 years in health care, I can not agree with you more. Lead the charge Steve.