and that blog pretty much sums up why. the short version.
According to this silly thing called research, a company concludes that the lack of health care costs this nation billions of dollars every single year. lost productivity, lost wages, lost quality all add up to a massive loss to our GDP and the only people who are happy with the status quo are the insurance companies (well them and a few others who I generally think of as “special”"
are there really people who think that the current system is Free? that having people who need some kind of care not getting it costs us nothing? I have a friend who has needed a hip replaced for about 15 years, for the last 5 hes been living on food stamps and any kind of public assistance he can get. a couple months ago he finally got the surgery through some kind of program for people in his state. now the guy is working like a mo-fo pulling 16 hour days for weeks on end and generally making your average working man look like a lazy old fart. had this been done way back when he really needed it there would have been no need for any public assistance at all for him.
kinda rambling I know but I think the point is pretty clear.