24 September, 2016 | Index
Dear Hillary Clinton,
Gerard Mclean here, from Englewood, Ohio, just north of Dayton. This is the fifty-eighth letter of one hundred I am writing you on health care; one for each day between your nomination and your election. The previous letters can be found in your USPS mailbox or online at 100HRC.com
This thing politicians and pundits like to call “the economy” is simply people moving money around. An economy needs people — healthy people — to produce goods and services to trade for money, which buys more goods and services, and so on.
An economy that relies on sick people moving money from their personal wealth into corporate wealth accounts is upside-down. It is the healthy who should move the economy.
The sick should simply be expected to focus on getting better, to be healthy enough to contribute again to “the economy.”
We need SinglePayer, MedicareForAll, UniversalCare where anyone who needs it can get medical care regardless of economic need. To rely on sick people to stimulate 18% of the US economy while sick is immoral and unethical.
We can do better.
cc: Sen. Sherrod Brown