Our current approach to healthcare fails too many Minnesotans. It’s too expensive and too complicated. Some might say that we should let the market figure it out. We tried that; it doesn’t work. But bad policy creates some of the issues that cause healthcare to be expensive, so we need good policy to fix the problem. A healthcare system that only benefits the healthy and wealthy is morally wrong, and it’s not going to work.
We can’t wait for the federal government to solve our healthcare crisis. Given our political climate, we need to make a number of improvements on the state level immediately, like setting up a public option right here in Minnesota. We deserve better and more affordable healthcare.