The only way to protect our society both fiscally and morally is to ensure everyone has access to affordable and comprehensive healthcare. This nation spends far too much money every year on emergency medicine for those who have no choice but to wait until their health problems have escalated to the point of emergency intervention. It costs far more to pay for treatment of a heart attack than it does to provide access to primary care that could treat underlying problems and prevent this type of medical catastrophe. However, we have let the tail wag the dog, and people without access to affordable care are left to depend on emergency medical services that they cannot pay for while costs continue to rise for everyone to make up for this deficit. It is beyond time to rectify this.