Being Sick is a Privilege that not everyone can afford

Everyone knows how flawed the US health care system is. Many people can't afford to see a doctor when they are sick. 


Others rely on an already over-burden emergency care system to get the care they need - because that's the only place that HAS to see them

But access to affordable healthcare is not the only privilege afforded to the middle class and above when it come to getting sick.  

No Paid Time Off

The United States is one of only two of the 34 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that doesn’t mandate some type of paid time off for its workers 

This means that employees need to rely on their employer's generosity to get sick days

And that's rare, especially for the working class.  Only 51% of the workers in the bottom 25 percentile of wages have access to paid time off for sick leave. 


This means that employees have to choose between going to work sick and skipping a paycheck.  And most can't afford to skip a paycheck. 


Which means sick employees go to work and spread germs to not only their coworkers, but to the general public as well

Swipe up to learn more about the privilege of being sick and how it affects families as well