In the richest country on Earth, nobody should worry about getting the healthcare they need. We are currently facing record breaking healthcare costs which have become unmanageable. Premiums have skyrocketed, deductibles are too high, prescription drug prices are out of control, and many Minnesotans cannot afford their out of pocket costs. While Minnesota has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the country, I believe we must strive for universal healthcare coverage. The only permanent solution to this healthcare crisis is to enact a universal, single payer healthcare system in the state of Minnesota.