Medicare can process claims at 3 percent; the insurance industry at 20 percent. Medicare doesn't charge a profit, have advertising costs, pay lobbyists $1.4 million a day to keep everything the same or pay CEOs and upper management multimillion-dollar salaries and bonuses. The insurance industry has hired 25 bureaucrats to deny coverage for every one doctor who has entered the system in the last 20 years. Denial produces profits.
Supporting HB 676 (single-payer) is not fighting the doctors, nurses or the real health-care system, just the thieves who make more money finding ways to refuse health care for profit. If you are a surgeon or nurse with blood on your hands, that is the job. But for the insurance and pharmaceutical industries under Wall Street control to have this much blood on their hands is criminal.
Also, for a government representative or senator to let that happen creates a question: Just who are you representing? Each new generation might feel safe following past practice, but they are doomed by not being able to grow and make life better.
South Heights, Beaver County