While Congress dithers, or worse, on its march to gut the national health care system in order to fund a tax cut for the wealthy, at least California is marching forward with its own single payer health plan.
This week the financial analysis debate is in full swing, with those opposed insisting we cannot afford to care for everyone – which is simply not true.
A single-payer system will dramatically lower overhead costs while assuring that health care providers are compensated for all the services they provide.
California-based businesses will better compete without the burden of managing and paying for employee group health insurance. It may be that the California plan will be a template for other states.
Stay tuned. — Steve Larchuk
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