Single Payer is the Surprising Clear Winner
By Ivan J. Miller –
A new health care system could improve the bottom line for most businesses, reduce the impact of government related regulation, and free employers from managing employee health care. A redesigned health care system using single payer financing offers these major advantages, yet it has been overlooked by most of the business community. Why? How much does single payer financing really benefit business? What role should employers play in shaping the future of health care?
Important points include:
• Historical precedent is the only logical reason that employers should be responsible for employee health care.
• Single payer improves the bottom line for most employers.
• Single payer means less regulation and more freedom.
• Single payer encourages entrepreneurs and saves the family farm.
• The multi-payer, temporary insurance market is unable to meet America’s health care needs.
• Single payer does more to preserve choice.
• Single payer does more to protect from rationing and “death panels.”
• Some single payer proposals restore normal market forces to health care.
• Single payer can bend the cost curve of escalating health care costs.
• Single payer is the “buy American” health care proposal.
• Single payer is good for global competition and the entrepreneur.
• Transition to single payer is affordable for small business and benefits unions.