Modern Pine Tree endorsed 2021-11-18 13:48:48 -0500
As business owners, we understand the challenges of providing health benefits for ourselves and our employees. Insurance plans that seem to meet the needs of our staff and families turn out to have high premiums, deductibles, copays, and out-of-network costs—insurance we can’t actually afford to use. Plans often cut their costs by locking us into restricted networks and drug formularies, limiting freedom to choose the right providers or get the right medications for our health care. This puts us at risk that we won’t get the care we need to stay healthy and productive.
Each year we must brace for premium increases, often in double digits. This inability to predict health care costs year-to-year presents risk to our businesses and makes it difficult to grow.
An improved Medicare-for-all, universal single-payer system of health care financing would reduce and stabilize our health care costs. It would allow owners and managers to focus on running our businesses, rather than wasting time dealing with the complexities of providing private insurance. A system covering every resident, with fully comprehensive coverage, funded through a simplified payroll premium clearly spelled out for both employers and employees, would level the playing field among businesses.
It's time to have a health care system that can support business in the 21st century. Private health insurance wastes hundreds of billions of dollars on administration. It is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians, and hurting the nation's health, while remaining unaffordable for a third of our citizens.
That's why we are coming together to tell our elected officials to FIX IT and implement an improved Medicare-for-all, single-payer universal health plan.
All business owners—large or small—are encouraged to endorse this statement to show that the business community supports an improved Medicare-for-all, comprehensive single-payer universal health plan.
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ariane fulk commented on Share Your Healthcare Story 2021-11-18 13:18:25 -0500By my late 20’s, I’d tried everything for cystic acne. Newly covered under the ACA, I found an accutane dermatologist. The insurance company stood in the way of prompt, effective treatment by requiring me to re-try all the ineffective medications and relive decades of related traumas to cold desk jockeys. After jumping through all of their hoops, designed to restrict access, they finally covered the accutane. Let’s spare future generations the physical and emotional scarring that I needlessly suffered being denied prompt and effective treatment. Please allow my story to guide the passing of legislation that eliminates barriers to care. The New York Health Act will eliminate these cruel inefficiencies and the time is now!
In the face of the ongoing public health crisis, we must keep organizing for the healthcare we need.
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- Are you a healthcare worker who has seen patients delay care due to cost or insurance barriers?
- Are you concerned about losing your union health benefits due to job loss or privatization?
- Have you lost a job that provided you or your family with insurance coverage?
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