Absolutely. As someone who benefits from paid leave I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose income or possibly even my job because I or my child fell ill. Not having access to sick leave creates tremendous instability for struggling families. I have dealt with many people through my work who have been forced to request government assistance because they lost income or often even their job when they caught the flu or their child was hospitalized, etc.. It is tragic, heartless and unnecessary. I believe providing paid leave will not only greatly benefit employees but in the long run businesses as well. Happier, healthier and less stressed employees are better employees and tend to be not only more productive but also more loyal to their employers. Additionally, the time and cost related to employee turnover, including hiring and training new workers and bringing them "up to speed" can be quite significant and could easily offset any supposed gains in profits from not providing paid leave. Especially when a company is likely to lose the newly trained employee as well due to the same insensitive policies that cost the last one. People get sick and so do their children. It makes no sense whatsoever to not have policies in place that accommodate this reality. The paid leave offered in this bill is pretty minimal, but it is a good place to start. So, I posted above earlier but I feel like I need to add this last point. The CBO has estimated the annual cost of this bill at no more than $4 million per year for a plan that will keep workers with contagious viruses at home instead of spreading it throughout the workplace, allow parents to care for their sick children, financially stabilize families, cut dependence on other government services, promote a more supportive work environment and in the the final analysis benefit employers as much as employees. All for $3 million to $4 million annually? For gosh sakes, that's the cost of just one of 45's weekend getaways! This really needs to happen.