4 September, 2016 | Index
Dear Hillary Clinton,
Gerard Mclean here, from Englewood, Ohio, just north of Dayton. There were 100 days from your nomination to election, so I’m writing you 100 letters. This is the thirty-eighth letter, which means there are sixty-two days left in the election. The others can be found in your USPS mailbox or online at 100HRC.com
At some point in a sustained letter-writing project, especially when the goal is 100 letters on basically the same problem that has a simple implementation to solve, one feels like the letters have become a broken record, that the needle is stuck in the same groove and the same track keeps playing over and over and over.
And not in an “Adele, my God I could listen to her voice for days on end” kind of way, but rather in a “Hello, God, it’s me, Gerard, can you even hear me?” kind of way. Does that make sense?
I know we are both of a certain age so we understand the record and needle references. Any of your younger staff who want to experience a record and needle (or Adele’s 25 on vinyl) they have a standing invitation to my home anytime.
My basic point is — and this is where you and the GOP can agree — 319,000,000 people makes one very large insurance pool! If we had that, we would have UniversalCare, SinglePayer, MedicareForAll. Instead of deciding what to pay for, health insurance companies can just process the paperwork for care our doctors have already determined is medically necessary. The process would be streamlined by default.
Pretty slick, right? The solution is just not all that difficult. Let’s talk.
cc: Sen. Sherrod Brown