For a long time, it’s felt like I’ve been screaming into the void, but now things are different.
The responsibility of business owners to provide insurance to their employees is putting a strain on their budgets, making it difficult to raise wages or plan for long term growth, and is leaving many people with no coverage, or coverage that’s so expensive they can’t afford to actually use it.
If the U.S. wants to support businesses and encourage entrepreneurism, then it’s time we address the health insurance elephant in the room and embrace single-payer, Medicare for All health care.
Each step introduces another for-profit player—from drug manufacturer to insurance company to PBM—trying to maximize its own profits.
These tax cuts were never designed to help the middle class. These tax cuts were designed as a gift to the wealthy to create an excuse to slash essential programs.
Pharmaceutical companies have found loopholes in the current law that allow them to artificially extend their patents, keeping prices high for desperately needed medicines.
“The Republican budget not only restricts access to affordable, quality healthcare, but it also fails to fix fundamentally correctable costs in the US health system.”
The President is now trying to force people to bend to his will by using the destruction of the healthcare system as a bargaining chip.
The latest attempt to undo the Affordable Care Act, the Graham-Cassidy bill, would be devastating to American patients and our economy.