Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal and the In­de­pen­dence In­sti­tute

The Denver Post - - PERSPECTIVE -

Re: “Sup­port Chil­dren’s — for my chil­dren,” July 23 Jon Cal­dara col­umn.

Af­ter read­ing Jon Cal­dara’s emo­tional and im­por­tant col­umn about his chil­dren and Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, I couldn’t help but won­der how he and the In­de­pen­dence In­sti­tute (Cal­dara is its pres­i­dent) can jus­tify the anti-govern­ment and anti-tax­a­tion rhetoric that they es­pouse, which jeop­ar­dizes the sup­port so many fam­i­lies need as they strug­gle with their chal­lenges.

Re­peal­ing Oba­macare, re­duc­ing sup­port for Med­i­caid (which pays for care at Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal), al­low­ing in­sur­ers to re­ject those whose needs are the great­est should be part of Cal­dara’s plea for all of us to un­der­stand how im­por­tant it is for all peo­ple with se­vere needs to re­ceive af­ford­able care and be able to tell sto­ries of how grate­ful they are for our com­pas­sion.

Jon, we have do­nated to Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal for more than 30 years, and we’re glad that our gen­eros­ity has made a dif­fer­ence for your fam­ily. I en­cour­age you to sup­port those in need and not tax cuts for those who need it the least.

Mark Zaitz, Den­ver

Andy Cross, Den­ver Post file

Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Colorado in Aurora.

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