CUT OUT THE MIDDLE MAN
Achieving guaranteed health care in America is not about changing how Americans access the health care system. It is about reforming how we pay for it.
For decades, a “good job” has been one that includes benefits – primarily health insurance. When most Americans worked full-time for a single employer and health care costs were lower, that worked fine. But these days, the average American will have 12 jobs over the course of their lifetime. Less than half of Americans still receive health insurance from their employer – a significant decline over the last 20 years. Fewer employer-based insurance policies cover family members, and many policies no longer pay for thousands of dollars in annual health care costs.