Inequality for All

by Don McCanne, qotd editor
Quote of the Day Editorial  Oct. 11, 2013


Yesterday, my wife Sandy and I had the pleasure of joining a group from our local chapter of the League of Women Voters in viewing the new documentary, Inequality for All, featuring former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. The lesson of the film did not escape those attending. The last couple of decades have left low- and middle-income people behind while all of the workers' gains in productivity have moved up to the very wealthiest.

This is an important issue for those who support single payer reform - improved Medicare for all. The average health care costs for the typical working family of four are now over $22,000 while the median household income is $50,000. If everyone is going to have the health care that they need, some of that wealth flowing upwards needs to be redirected to health care, and to other social needs as well.