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Misleading Ads on Single Payer

There is a lot of misinformation and negative ads against DFL endorsed candidates about health care. Republicans contend that a single payer, or Medicare-for-All, type system would be a "government take over of health care" that would break the bank.

Lets look at some facts: The U.S. currently spends $3.3 trillion on health care, or over $10,000 per capita. This is twice what other developed countries spend such as Germany, Australia, or Japan. We are now spending 18% of our GDP on health care, with projections to rise.

When Republicans throw numbers at you about the cost of a single-payer system, ask if they are offsetting the cost of our current system which includes premiums, deductibles, and co-pays. The administrative costs alone of private insurance ranges between 12% - 18% compared to Medicare which is at 2%. Estimated savings for a single-payer system range from $300 to $500 billion. So which costs morea single payer system, or what we have now?

Think about it, Medicare is an example of a government run health care which has private options through the Medicare Advantage programs. Are any politicians running on a platform to repeal it? I support Tina Folch for House Seat 54B because she will work for us, and not corporate health insurance. We need leaders working towards solutions for all Minnesotans not just a few.

This is a paid endorsement letter to the editor.