Single Payer Brings Home the Troops from Afghanistan
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) asserts that an employer mandate would save $200 billion; that a public option would save $100 billion more.
Both the CBO's and Grayson's analysis fail to mention that under the single-payer system envisioned by HR 676 ("Medicare for All" Act), there would be no need for employer mandates. A single-payer system would make U.S. manufacturing competitive with foreign companies which do not include the cost of health care in the price of their products.President Obama conceded the only system that would provide health care coverage for every American is single-payer --- a system which the PNHP estimates would save between $350 billion to $400 billion per year by eliminating the parasitic middle men --- for-profit carriers.
Ernest A. Canning, Brad Blog
Eliminating the Middle Men Murderers
A Harvard study showed that 122 Americans die every day for lack of health care insurance coverage. These deaths are wrongful. The salaried personnel at the health insurance companies make campaign contributions to Senators, who refuse to enact HR 676 that would save the lives of 122 human beings daily. Posing as health insurers the executives defraud the policy owners of up to 31% of the premiums paid the companies as useless middle men. This is fraud a class "A" Felony. A wrongful death in the course of a Class "A" Felony becomes a matter of First Degree Murder.
If convicted of murder, the insurance salaried personnel deserve lethal injection. Any member of the Congress who fails to support HR 676 should join the executives in the lethal injection room.