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Renew Auto Industry? Start With Real Health Reform

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This country's for-profit health care system places an extreme burden on firms that manufacture vehicles in the U.S. How extreme? It is estimated that health care costs add as much as $1,400 to the cost of a car made in an American plant.

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Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday February 21, 2009, 3:22 pm
Physicians in Massachusetts say the mandated insurance plan has failed, and it's single-payer or bust: "The PNHP doctors' report says health plans people are forced to buy are not affordable and often skimp, making the mandate that individuals buy them regressive. And moreover, it says, peoples' experiences have shown that insurance does not guarantee access to care. The Boston Globe chronicled the long wait for primary care last September."

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday February 21, 2009, 3:30 pm

Medicare for All (Single-Payer) Reform Would Be Major Stimulus for Economy 2.6 Million NewFirst-of-Its Kind Study: Medicare for All (Single-Payer) Reform Would Be Major Stimulus for Economy 2.6 Million New Jobs,$317 Billion in Business Revenue, $100 Billion in Wages

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday February 21, 2009, 3:31 pm
The number of jobs created by a single-payer system, expanding and upgrading Medicare to cover everyone, parallels almost exactly the total job loss in 2008.

Claudia S (62)
Saturday February 21, 2009, 10:59 pm
Lots of good info there Blue. I hope people are paying attention. Citizens can make this happen to help themselves, their family and neighbors as well as businesses, but only if they take action.
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