Answer: Stop putting so much money into the healthcare industry.
Since the recession started, jobs in healthcare have grown while jobs everywhere else have declined. Business revenue that could have gone to higher paying jobs or more jobs have been sucked into the great health insurance black hole. Government obligations to pay for healthcare — Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs — are the biggest contributor to our one trillion dollar annual deficit. All of this acts as a continued weight on the back of the American economy.
On this Labor Day, please see the connection between the MRI that was ordered unnecessarily and the worker who hasn’t had a raise in six years. See the connection between the unnecessary heart surgery and the worker who was laid off two years ago and hasn’t found a job since.
It’s time for the entire country to rise up and fight the scare tactics of the healthcare industry. Labor Day is a great day to start.