The health care system we have today costs us 25 to 30% more than it should. This is a huge burden on us individually, and it is a huge burden on our economy. It discourages employers and it leaves people not covered or only partially covered. Far too much of our medical expense goes into bookkeeping or insurance company profits. We need to move in the direction of a health care system based on the model of Canada or France. Overcoming the obstacles that will be imposed by the pharmaceutical and insurance industries will make this extremely difficult. Nonetheless, I will direct the resources of the administration toward designing and advocating for a workable pathway to universal healthcare for Rhode Island.