As a business owner, one of my key concerns is the continually escalating cost of heath insurance. These costs can cripple a small business and make it very hard for smaller companies to compete with larger corporations for talented employees. Health insurance costs in the United States also put an undue burden on working people and on our economy in general. Most bankruptcies in the United States are due to exorbitant medical costs, and most of those people have some form of health insurance. This situation is unsustainable.
We are the only industrialized nation in the world that does not have a system of universal healthcare for it’s citizens. We spend more on healthcare, with poorer outcomes, than many other nations. In fact, among 11 wealthy nations in one study, U.S. costs are the highest, and our care is the worst. For the health of our citizens, and the health of our economy, we must institute universal healthcare. Peter Jacob is the ONLY candidate that supports this solution, and he has this business owner’s wholehearted support.