Support for Single-payer healthcare
I support a single-payer national healthcare system.
I am also a strong believer in preventive care and daily fitness. I would look at opportunities to possibly include additional tax incentives to employers and tax credits to individuals for wellness care, nutrition training, using preventive care, yoga, meditation, gym memberships, etc.
In the end, I believe nurturing these daily routines and lifestyle changes would lower healthcare and hospital costs over the long-term thereby reducing the dependency on tax revenue. More importantly, we have to take the next logical step and consider provisions with the potential to create a stronger, happier, more focused and spiritually centered population for the future success of healthcare in our society for generations to come.
Greater than 60% of Americans think the government should provide healthcare. I believe, no one should worry about unexpected medical procedures and the financial burdens that come along with it. I am 100% for providing everyone with universal health coverage now, and a way to be fiscally responsible with historic legislation of this magnitude is to also empower individuals to change their lifestyle and do whatever they can (even small changes) to make themselves feel better on a day-to-day basis.
This comes down to basic human nature and Maslow's hierarchy, once the base physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, most individuals will be more open to changing their behavior to feel better and live a healthier life.