Why do we fail in protecting our own people’s health and well-being while we squander more than a trillion dollars each year – with the assent of both Republicans and Democrats – on maintaining a failed and futile military empire across the world?
Alex Matthews, Laurel Lucia, and Dave Graham-Squire
UC Berkeley Labor Center
For family coverage, the average premium was $20,843, equivalent to $10 per hour worked for a full-time worker—just two dollars less per hour than California’s current $12 minimum wage for employers with more than 25 workers.
...now is the time for bold long-term solutions that can help secure the future health and well being of our communities. Public pharmaceuticals can play an important role in constructing that future we so desperately need.
Revitalizing labor's commitment for a government healthcare system is essential or we risk the peril of being overwhelmed by an ever increasing cost structure imposed by private insurers "just because they can."