Editorial Stumps for Healthy Kids Funding on Nov. Ballot
On Nov. 2, voters should approve Measure A, which would "raise $13.5 million per year for 10 years" to "fully fund" Santa Clara County's Healthy Kids program and provide health care for children "in the cheapest, most efficient method possible," a San Jose Mercury News editorial states. It adds that currently, "poor families have no choice but to take sick kids to hospital emergency rooms," which translates to a "hidden tax" for taxpayers.
- "Santa Clara County Parcel Tax for Children's Health Will Be a Good Investment" (San Jose Mercury News, 9/7).