3 August, 2016 | Index
Dear Hillary Clinton,
Gerard Mclean again, writing to you from my kitchen table in Englewood, Ohio. This is letter 6 of 100. The previous ones are posted online at 100HRC.com as well as delivered via USPS to your office.
On Monday, August 1, my letter contained a dollar amount I will conservatively pay just for medical insurance premiums. The insurance premiums I’ve paid so far this year to the for-profit Anthem BC/BS of Ohio is more than I have paid in taxes to support public education in Ohio all last year. Fewer statistics say more about the values of contemporary America than this one.
What is wrong with us?
Tax dollars educate the next generation of Ohioans. Dollars spent for health insurance premiums do not even provide one hour of actual medical care to this generation.
The status quo in health care policy is bankrupting and killing us. We need your administration — if elected — to focus on #MedicareForAll #UniversalCare #SinglePayer
It is that urgent.
cc: Sen. Sherrod Brown
PS The offer to have coffee at my kitchen table is still open. Drop by anytime, but call first; the dogs sometimes get excited hearing the doorbell.