March 31, 2014


The cause of universal healthcare is alive and well. Not only is the state of Vermont moving toward a single-payer system, but Vermont's U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a bill and held a hearing on the benefits other countries enjoy from a single-payer system that would benefit everyone except the profiteering middlemen who've rigged the current system.
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"The United States is the only major nation in the industrialized world that does not guarantee healthcare as a right to its people," Sanders said. "It is time that we bring about a fundamental transformation of the American healthcare system. It is time for us to end private, for-profit participation in delivering basic coverage."
The bill, S. 1782, the American Health Security Act, would be a much more significant change to health coverage than those recently implemented. It would create a much simpler, less wasteful system of paying for healthcare, one that's in fact been tested in every other industrialized nation in the world, every one of which buys more healthcare for less money than we do in the United States.
The current system remains so broken that change must come. The question is how slowly and how piecemeal, and with how much unnecessary suffering along the way.
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Ben, Zoraida, and Jeff
Healthcare-NOW! National Staff