Thursday, October 11, 2012

Presidential Candidates Series: Jill Hill

My name is Jill, and I want to tell you a story. Many years ago when my brother and I were children, we were in a serious accident. While climbing a hill near our home, both of us lost our footing and fell. I sustained only minor injuries, but my brother Jack was left with severe brain damage. Since then, providing Jack with the health care he needs has been an enormous burden on our family.

My family is not the only family in this situation. Consider Humpty Dumpty and the cost of hiring all the King's horses and all the King's men, only to have the medical treatment ultimately fail. Humpty remains bed-ridden, and his family has had to declare bankruptcy. The medication necessary to keep Humpty pain-free is outrageously expensive, and often he must go without. This situation is untenable.

I am the Presidential candidate of the Fair Healthcare for All party. If you vote for me for President, I promise to correct the healthcare system that causes these difficult situations for American families. I will immediately hire all health professionals, who will be paid a reasonable and equitable amount to work in the government health program. The money necessary to fund the new, fair medical program will be paid for by taxes on the rich. Only by requiring tax payers to contribute according to their ability to pay can we guarantee that all Americans will receive the medical care they need.

Your vote for me will ensure that everyone receives the healthcare that he or she needs, regardless of ability to pay. This is my solemn promise to you.

My name is Jill Hill and I approved this message.

Paid for by the Concerned Citizens for Equality in Healthcare and by the committee to elect Jill Hill.