The Role of One Payer States in Rebuilding Our Society
Established in 2009, One Payer States (OPS) is dedicated to advancing America’s highest ideals and strengths in the pursuit of quality, comprehensive, guaranteed healthcare for everyone in America. Above all, we are dedicated to the proposition that the General Welfare Clause of the United States Constitution demands that we promote and protect the health of our citizens, as a matter of national security, economic vitality, and personal freedom. Our families, businesses, and communities require that we – the backbone of society – hold these truths to be self-evident, that our government must represent us, the citizenry, not the profiteering corporations, in advancing the public good: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We see universal healthcare not only as a core human economic, and societal imperative in a time of looming financial disaster and public health crisis, but as a cornerstone to rebuild our democracy.