“Health Care is a Human Right,” states David Rubino, who is running against the Republican incumbent Devin Carney to become the state representative of the 23rd House District – my district.
As a medical professional and a scientist, I recognize the weight of this statement. The current pandemic powerfully brought to light how crucial affordable health care for all is for public safety. But there is more to that: a robust health care system will boost the economy and, given the economic characteristics our district, will encourage the development of small business by eliminating high healthcare costs from startup and operating budgets. It also means eliminating the racial disparity in access to health care and, in turn, the disproportionately high prevalence of chronic illnesses in minority populations.
I believe that David, who spent his professional life fighting for the rule of law, human rights, and democracy here and abroad, has the judgement to address the pandemic, rebuild our local economies, and keep the character and charm of our local communities.
Our nation faces several crises: a health crisis, an economic downturn, and racial injustice. We need to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, but also can’t forget the importance of state and local elections.
Remember to choose the right representatives. Remember to vote for David Rubino.
Claudia Schmauss, MD
Old Lyme, CT