The news today in America is a stark reminder of where we are as a nation when it comes to our health care – it’s pretty bad. Twenty percent of Americans cannot afford their health care according to a new Center for Disease Control report. Government cannot seem to get its act together when it comes to covering kids. And the National Federation of Independent Business Foundation is out today with a report linking a decline in employer sponsored health insurance to new small-business owners. Why? Because they fear rising costs will force them to take benefits away from employees.
People can’t afford it, government can’t afford it, business can’t afford it. It’s time for a change, it’s time for those who want to lead to talk about how they are going to help people.
There’s another debate today and while it is only one half of the field, it is certainly time for these folks to talk about health care and how they are going to solve this crisis. We haven’t heard enough on these issues in the past. It’s time for candidates to step up and talk about the issues our members and all Americans care about – how to help with exploding health care costs.
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