A recent study from CNN Health found that 60% of all bankruptcies in America are caused by medical bills. The same study found that 3/4 of those that go bankrupt actually have insurance. While families suffer, the healthcare industry rakes in billions. Pharmaceutical companies and private hospitals raise prices on life-saving treatment just because they can. Profiting off the sick is immoral and has no room in our great country.
A single-payer system like all other developed nations will work in the United States. No one in this country should have to choose between insulin and a car payment. No husband with a terminal condition should stop treatment to keep his family from going into debt. And above all, no corporation should make billions gambling on whether or not you get sick. We will be better.