Under the current health insurance system, many people are struggling because they do not have access to the health care that they need. The goal of health insurance providers is to maximize profits by charging a lot of money and limiting which services will be covered. With the high costs of health insurance, access to health care is available only to those who can afford it. Insurance also limits the treatments and services that the insurer will pay for, regardless of what type of care is actually needed. For everyone to have access to the care they need when they need it, we must move away from a health insurance market and move toward a universal healthcare system.
Vermont has lead the way for universal healthcare but there is still much left to do. Our health is on the line and those who are profiting from the current health insurance system, such as big private insurance companies. They are going to fight to keep the system as it is, protecting their profits and self interests. But together we can lead the way for universal healthcare and create a system that puts people first. Listen to this episode of Put People First! Radio to find out more!