03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dylan Ratigan: Americans Need To Be Free From "Stranglehold Of Employer-Based Health Care" (VIDEO)

Today on his MSNBC show Morning Meeting host Dylan Ratigan laid out his case for how the current battle to pass health care reform has left the average American out of the process. Ratigan argues that Americans need to free themselves from the "stranglehold of employer-based health care" because it continues to get "more expensive and lower quality."

The battle over the strict anti-abortion Stupak amendment demonstrates "the absurd task of getting 300 million politically diverse people of different ages and different walks of life to agree on one specific value system for health care," Ratigan said. Meanwhile,

CEOs of huge corporations, union leaders, and others, laser-focused on maintaining the status quo of American health care that is bankrupting our nation and empowering those individuals at the expense of everybody else in our country.