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The cost of quality child care

I am very lucky (maybe not in the 1% lucky, but definitely in the 1 out of 5 range) that we can afford the quality child care we desire for our two children. In our case, we have a wonderful nanny who comes to our home to watch our children. But I see how expensive this is, and I also see that our nanny does not herself earn enough money to afford quality health care. In the end, even for the financially secure, child care is expensive and it comes at the cost of provider who often goes without needed benefits.

This situation has to change!

I am willing to contribute via taxes to a state or national pool of funds to change this: (a) to make quality child care affordable to those who make less than we do, and (b) to help all child care providers (and residents, in general) get affordable health insurance.

—MargaretWA
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