Hey, here's from someone who knows a lot more than I do about California Proposition 72:
Proposition 72 is the most important sleeper on the ballot this year.
Without knowing much about it, people don't realize they may be voting on
the hope of national health care reform. Prop 72 sound boring, but its
really one of the most important battles in the country this November. It's
David vs. Goliath on health care reform. It requires large and mid-sized
companies to provide private health insurance for employees. Small
businesses are exempt. Companies must pay at least 80% of premiums and can
pay up to 100%. It guarantees prescription drug, major medical and
preventive care and will provide health insurance to over 1,000,000 people
in California. Why should you care? Because huge companies see it as a
litmus test for national health care reform, and they want to stop it here
just like they did when Clinton tried (and look how much worse it is today
than then). Becuase 700,000 people each year, many FT employees, are losing
insurance in California and next year, you might be next. Because you are
paying for the medical costs of uninsured people in taxes and wages in
inflated insurance premiums – and because medical costs are bankrupting
Can you imagine a world where people weren't chained to jobs because of
insurance? Can you imagine actually turning back the tide of healthcare
inflation? Can you imagine standing up to giant corporation machines like
Wal-Mart and finally winning? That's what's at stake, not just here but for
the country, on Prop 72.
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