Created on Thursday, 27 March 2014 07:00 |
Written by Rob Cullivan for The Portland Tribune
Ken Cropper, a retired Portland-area union organizer, and blues musician Norman "The Boogie Cat" Sylvester, think nothing says the blues like America's current health care morass.
Sylvester notes he and other musicians have played all kinds of benefits to pay the medical bills of uninsured professional musicians over the years. Others, like Sylvester, held down day jobs simply so they could provide health care for themselves and their families, playing all night at shows and rising early the next day to work.
"If you ask musicians, 'What is the biggest thing you worry about?' they'll say 'health c
are,' " Sylvester says.
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