Eshoo shares details of health care proposal Other Issues, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Aug 24, 2009 at 10:31 pm
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, talked about the need for health care reform, the status of the current proposals and the legislative process of getting the bills passed during a "telephone town hall" with her constituents last week. Another such meeting is planned for this evening.
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Posted by Tax Payer, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Aug 24, 2009 at 10:31 pm
If it is really true that "improving efficiencies and driving costs down are absolutely essential" then the bill should be limited to that action, and we'll see what happens and how that alone could help to reduce the deficit spending and maybe let tax levels be reduced.
Posted by Pat Carroll, a resident of another community, on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:29 pm
Lies! Eshoo thinks we have not read the health care bill. Sure we can keep our insurance......until one of the triggers in the legislation kicks us out! Like: changing your job, workign for a compny who drops your private carrier or changes to a new carrier, reaching age 62 when you are eligible for Medicare (which you will be forced to use), and more. Don't take my word for it. Read it for yourself, folks!
Posted by Tax Payer and Regular Voter, a resident of the Whisman Station neighborhood, on Aug 25, 2009 at 1:06 pm
Questions to ask yourself / Rep. Eschoo in the event you are one of the lucky callers that gets to ask a question:
1 - Why isn't tort / law suit reform is mentioned in the many versions of the bill?
2 - Regarding the illegal immigrant coverage issue: will Rep. Eshoo support a new provision to the bill that would put in a 5 year waiting period for any illegal immigrant made a citizen via an immigration amnesty?
3 - Why reform the whole system at once? For example, why not try out some reforms on the current government healthcare programs like Medicaid and VA Hospitals?
4 - With a large block of US population continuing to head towards retirement and Social Security, how will taxes have to be adjusted to pay for both the simultaneous increase in Social Security costs and the funding for this program?