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Support universal health coverage

San Luis Obispo



Can you still afford your medical insurance? Many of us have had to increase our deductibles to $5,000 or more, just to keep up with rising premium costs. Are you in good health, and taking a chance by not having insurance? One accident could wipe out all your savings. Medical costs are the leading reason for personal bankruptcies.

If you plan to change jobs, graduate from college, or start your own business, watch out! You may be priced out of the market. If you already have a medical condition, you might lose your coverage.

Senate Bill 840 makes sure everyone is covered. Private insurance company profits would be eliminated. Premiums and medication would be affordable. And you get to choose and keep your own doctor.

Governor Schwarzenegger shot down the bill, even though 60 percent of the California Senate and 54 percent of the Assembly voted for it. We can get a veto-proof bill if three more senators and nine more assembly representatives get on board. Go online to healthcareforall.org to find out more. Tell your friends. We can do it if we try.

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