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This is in reference to the letter written by Carol Fugere on April 11, “We Need Universal Health Care”. In the letter Carol reflected about people "having to remain in a job they hate because it provides their family's health care". If health care were separate from employment, as with single payer health care, people could work any job they wanted.

This being said, there are benefits for employers also. In the present system employers will frequently hire employees part-time instead of full-time so they won’t have the added expense of paying for health care. In a single payer system the health care would be the same whether the employee were part-time or full-time. The added benefit, of single payer, is that employers would have more committed full-time employees who are healthier because of access to health care! The flip side of this is that people would be more able to get a full-time job instead of working 2-3 part-time jobs.

Dulce Havill

Bandon

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