Consider this, Ms. Trump
Ivanka Trump’s paid family leave program would be needed more than ever if 22 million people lose their health insurance [“Ivanka’s complex world,” Style, July 3]. Families, and especially the women in those families, will bear the brunt of caring for the sick, the addicted, the injured and the elderly, juggling impossible demands on their time, energy and finances.
The Congressional Budget Office score of the Senate’s health-care proposal doesn’t calculate the ripple effect of health-care withdrawal on national productivity, longevity or lost opportunities for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” How can we make good decisions without this full picture? Family leave is just a tiny bandage for a catastrophe-in-waiting. Meg Maguire, Washington