Wealth and Health inequality in Connecticut

I’m running for Congress because we need Medicare for All.

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To get a picture of how bad things are, please read this excellent CT Mirror article below on wealth inequality and health inequality in our state. This is why I’m running.

“As economic inequality in the USA has deepened, so too has inequality in health. Almost every chronic condition, from stroke to heart disease and arthritis, follows a predictable pattern of rising prevalence with declining income,” -The Lancet.

“the wealthiest one percent of American women are expected to live 10.1 years longer than the poorest one percent. Among men, the gap is even greater — 14.6 years”

“Connecticut has been on an accelerating swing toward income and wealth inequality. In Connecticut, the top 1 percent earn almost 43 times what the bottom 99 percent — not just the poor, but everyone else including some very rich people — earn.”

HUSKY is NOT bridging the gap in CT, people are going without healthcare every day.

“Starting in 2016, an estimated 23,700 working poor adults lost Medicaid coverage through the HUSKY A program.”

To be clear:

Wealth equality is not the goal, HEALTH equality is the goal.

No matter our wealth, we ALL deserve healthcare.

I’m the only candidate in this race who supports Medicare for All.

If you want something, you have to vote for it. November 3.

In the meantime – please spread the word that others can vote for M4A this year if they choose to.

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