I find it disturbing that when the Affordable Care Act was being created not one company/corporation (including United States Steel and Arcelor/Mittal) came out to support such action. One would think that they would want to distance themselves from the effort and cost of handling such a benefit for their hard-working employees.
But no, not a peep. Instead, they wait until negotiations and other appropriate times and cry that it cost too much. So which is it Corporate America, that you all sit on each others’ board of directors (the insurance companies and big pharma) and really don’t want less expensive health care in America or you love the control of your worker’s health care needs? Or, maybe, really it isn’t that expensive?
Corporations could have come out and supported a single-payer system, such as Medicare for all and saved all of us from the greed in the current health care system. Instead they wait, and when the first opportunity comes, they cry like spoiled babies.
And, of course, they have enough politicians in their pockets to keep things pretty much the way that they want it, instead of what is good for 99 percent of Americans. Just another dart on the board of getting what the rich want at the expense of working Americans.
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Don Ogle, Granite City