Wednesday, November 7, 2012
While the middle-class economy, Social Security, the environment and various other justice issues are of grave concern, the primary issue for me in this election was health care.
I keep saying it because it’s true. If we don’t stop viewing health care as a way for big corporations to make money, and start viewing it as the primary way to keep our society healthy and productive, it will keep draining our economy.
The only way to control health care costs is to take private, for-profit providers out of the equation. Put everyone on Medicare and let the government continue to set prices. “Big insurance,” “big pharma” and many doctors won’t like it, but again, health care should not be about making huge profits.