Every person in this country should have paid sick leave starting with 14 days a year and accruing more days each year. It's just like every person who lives here also deserves affordable, easily accessible and that would be with a one payer system. My child works for a company which is very busy in Nov & Dec but the rest of the year his/her hours are cut immensely. Barely enough to exist on. They have to give up what little bit of salary they make to go to the doctor, be ill, have a procedure or take care of a loved one. It's ridiculous. They need to receive sick leave so they don't have to spend not only their money on healthcare but lose their salary besides.