Dear Business Owner:
Physicians for a National Health Program - Minnesota believes single payer is good for businesses, big and small. Here’s why:
- Single payer would decrease costs, increase accessibility, and remove the burden of providing health care from the backs of business owners.
- Not having to worry about providing health care gives business owners more time to focus on their business, not health care.
- Single payer evens the playing field for businesses large and small. Businesses will be attractive to potential employees based on their practices, not whether or not they provide health insurance.
- Finally, single payer will save your customers money. That’s more money in their pockets and more money in the economy.
For these reasons we are starting the business initiative to encourage businesses to join us in calling for single-payer health care in Minnesota.
By signing on here, you will join a community of small and large businesses that reject the status quo in health care. Businesses can also advertise their support to the single-payer community.
Physicians for a National Health Program - Minnesota
The Star Tribune investigates the impact of health care on Minnesota Business: How many dreams fall prey to health care costs?
The following studies have shown how single-payer is an economic stimulus:
1) The study was done by the Institute for Health & Socio-Economic Policy (IHSP) (the research arm of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee) and is titled, "Single Payer/Medicare for All-An Economic Stimulus Plan for the Nation": http://nurses.3cdn.net/c6fb9a313be501086e_1vm6y1duy.pdf
2) The following link is the Vermont single-payer study done by health policy expert and economist Dr. William Hsiao of Harvard University and Dr. Jonathan Gruber. While this is a much more comprehensive study of single-payer's effect on the state of Vermont, there is an extensive portion that covers its effect on small business: