Why should those of us who scrape together several hundred dollars a month to pay our share of employer health premiums care? Because it affects us both as a society and as individuals.She's right of course.
On a societal basis, kids who lack health insurance are less likely to get the preventative care and medications they need. That means a small infection or mild asthma is more likely to become a serious problem that requires a much more expensive trip to the emergency room.
It also means they are more likely to miss school and do worse in school than kids who have access to regular health care.
And we all pay the cost.
But I still wish Ms. Madigan would get into the governor's race.