Argument: Health insurance strains on businesses damage global competitiveness
"The Case for Universal Health Care". American Medical Student Association (AMSA). 2005-2006 - "Loss of global competitiveness: Health insurance costs are built into the prices of American products. Because businesses in other industrialized countries are not responsible for shouldering most of the costs of employee health insurance, American companies are at a competitive disadvantage globally. General Motors reports that every car it makes is $1,500 more expensive because of health care costs, far more than what Japanese and German automakers have to pay."