Monday, July 26, 2004

Petition Progress Report

Wow! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, 171 signatures to state attorney general Lockyer and they aren’t all my relatives, in fact I don’t know most of them, but I sure like them. Here’s what some of them had to say.

I've needed and used services-don't cut! - Marie Kochaver

Thirty years ago, County Medical Centers from two thirds of California's 58 counties were privatized in a highly political battle for all of that public money. Alameda County survived those attacks from private corporate raiders. The Alameda County Medical Center is among the best in the world, providing the most efficiency, best outcomes, training for new medical & nursing professionals (who provide their exquisite technical skills to the voters working double their contracted hours essentially below minimum wage). What do you think will happen if we have a serious earthquake or terrorist disaster & no longer have a county medical center? Where are women going to go for prenatal care & birth of their babies? Do you really want the cost of the rise in births & birth defects you can expect from cutbacks to land squarely on this County's educational, welfare, &, potentially, criminal budgets? Ask yourself, as every voter & news agency soon will be asking you: Who stands to PROFIT from this attack? Someone does.
-Elyse Eisenberg MD

I voted to keep Highland open. What's going on? - Chris Knepper

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