Dave Speck

Plenty of our politicians are complaining that they don’t have time to worry about our health care. Nonsense, I say! There is no better time to deal with health care.

I’m suspicious that the democrats who are opposed to dealing with health care right now are opposed to dealing with health care, period. It’s time for them to get out of the way. Resign or shut up. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

First off, instituting a single-payer health care system in America would be the single most beneficial effect on the economy, bar none, and here is why. Health care insurance premiums range between $400 per month for singles and over $1,000 per month for families. This cost is generally shared between the workers and the employer. For self-employed this amount is usually even higher. And, worst of all, when you need to rely on the coverage, the insurance company finds some reason to terminate your policy.

On top of that expense, we are paying $500 to $1,5000 per year for deductibles and co-pays for every visit.

If we had a single-payer health care system, right now, today, this money would go directly back into the economy. Nowhere else would we see this kind of return on our tax dollar investment. Nowhere! Period!

And, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize this. So, why are our representatives giving us lip service? I think it’s because they have no intention of delivering health care. The corrupt health care industry is burrowed too deep into our government for our representatives to just give it up.

That’s why we have to call and write our representatives and our newspapers and let them know that there is no better time than now to implement single-payer health care.

Now, at this point in time when the majority of Americans are sitting up and taking notice, it’s time to get these things pushed through, before we all go back to sleep. But our politicians are betting that they can stall it off long enough. Let’s show them that they can’t stall us. Call and write, today. Tell them America wants single-payer health care today.