Candidate Paulette Garin calls for single payer
A probable opponent for Ryan in the fall elections, Paulette Garin of Kenosha, agreed her party’s bills is wrongheaded, but for much different reasons than Ryan.
Garin supports a “single-payer” system of health insurance, the single payer being the government. Garin said that’s the only humane, workable solution, but it’s an idea Congressional Democrats abandoned months ago.
Garin agreed single payer leaves the insurance companies out, and that doesn’t bother her. She noted a report released Thursday that said the five largest health insurance companies in the U.S. had combined profits in 2009 that were up 56 percent over 2008.
“One out of three dollars spent on health insurance does not go to the delivery of health care,” but rather to salaries of health insurance company CEOs, administrative expenses and lobbyists, Garin said. “That is seriously broken.”