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As executive director of Demand Universal Healthcare, DUH (Does America need a new healthcare system? DUH!), I’m interested in candidates’ positions on a Medicare for All (M4A) single-payer system. Recently, I attended a meeting where Dr. David Gill, Congressional candidate for the IL 13th District, spoke about his support of M4A, among other issues.

The majority of "establishment" Democratic politicians use words like, “I’ll fight to keep the protections of the ACA so that no family faces the danger of bankruptcy because of a medical emergency…” to state their position. Why? The establishment doesn’t want M4A to stop the money flow from medical industry donors.

As an emergency room and family medicine doctor, David Gill has seen vividly the harm our current healthcare system can do when people wait until a crisis occurs to seek medical help. He not only says “single-payer” out loud, he walks his talk every minute of his day. But then, you can’t really call him a politician.

He’s a family man, a doctor, a progressive who wants to be a force for good in a government that is currently overrun by the selfish, greedy, and ignorant. He will look you in the eye and tell you the truth, even if it’s hard to hear. He will take no corporate money, relying on our small donations. Google him, visit his website (davidgill2018.com) hear him speak. You’ll see, he’s the real deal. 

Sue Saltmarsh, Springfield

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