Con­sider this, Ms. Trump

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

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

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