Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle makes a sound economic case for establishing a system of universal health care in America. In a book published earlier this year, Daschle argues that the future of American business is contingent upon getting such a system in place.
The United States, he argues, is the only industrialized nation in the world that doesn't have universal health care. For too long, he says, the U.S. has relied on a system whereby the business community shouldered much of the national burden of health care. But, as costs have skyrocketed and fifty million Americans still remain uninsured, this option is no longer viable.