With single-payer reform, schools all over Ohio could save millions

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    There is a way that this school system and every school system in Ohio could save enough money to avoid such deep budget cuts. The new budgeting would take at least four years to fully institute, but would then save around $3 million every year for the Athens City Schools. The strategy: elect reform-minded legislators to the Ohio Assembly who would support single-payer health care in Ohio.

    The present “sick care system” is dominated by for-profit insurance companies whose purpose is to keep the returns on investment high so that their shareholders and top executives can maximize their gains. The health of customers who directly or indirectly acquire insurance is secondary and too often unethical. Insurance companies have their place — but not in health care. The thousands of Ohio people currently employed in health-care billing deserve legislated transitional monetary supports. With a fair payroll and income tax, we can reap enormous savings for schools and government while improving the physical and financial health of families.

    Healthcare-NOW! - With single-payer reform, schools all over Ohio could save millions
     
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    Wouldn't it be faster and easier to make teachers and govt. workers pay for more of their health insurance costs?
     
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    Would it be faster,cheaper and easier to have the homeless teach our children?
     
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    Do they have their own transportation to be able to get back and forth to work?
     
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    School districts are inefficient bloated fiefdoms filled with low-performing nepotistic hires from top to bottom. It's a corrupt and broken system nationwide.

    $3 million spread over the entire Athens county schools payroll is nothing. This shit should come out of their own pockets.
     
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    They could just sleep on the school steps....my point was you get what you pay for...
     
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    I've long maintained that the public school system is the most inefficient and corrupt government bureaucracy in this country.
     
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    That's actually the correct solution to bring down health care costs for everyone across the board. The recipient needs to start bearing more of the cost out of their own pocket and let market forces and competition force the cost down. The more government and third party subsidizing the health care industry receives, the more expensive it becomes. We're seeing the same thing happen with college education now as well for exactly the same reason.
     
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    Yet another merrill thread FAIL.
     
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    He's right, it would. Even better would be a single-payer system nationwide, which would save Medicare, cut the federal budget dramatically, give people more spending money by lowering health-care costs, boost consumer demand for that reason, and help grow the economy.
     

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