Saturday, March 24, 2007

More From Las Vegas

Jonathan Singer at MyDD has some audio posted of Governor Richardson in Las Vegas. This isn't from the forum, but sounds like it's from last night's Culinary Workers Local 226 Contract Negotiation Rally that the Governor attended. Governor Richardson stands strongly with working families when it comes to the issues that matter to them most.

And thanks to Joaquin Guerra at Richardson for President, for posting on Governor Richardson's health care plan which he unveiled at this morning's SEIU/CAP health care forum. Here are some of the highlights (which I live-blogged earlier):

The Governor's health care plan guarantees that all Americans will have choices of high quality, affordable care by giving every American the choice to keep their current coverage or obtain coverage through an existing, well-established program.

Under Bill Richardson’s plan:

  • Working families and small businesses will be able to purchase coverage through the same plan that members of Congress enjoy.

  • Americans 55 and older will be able to purchase coverage through Medicare.

  • Richardson will consider a “trade” with the states. Medicare funds care for seniors and persons with disabilities in exchange for states expanding their Medicaid and State Child Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP) to cover children and families.
  • Veterans will get access to the high-quality care they deserve, when they need it, without bureaucratic hassles. Richardson’s plan will give every veteran returning from active duty a Heroes Health Card that provides them with a choice of providers wherever they live. No one who has served in our military should have to drive 100 miles to the nearest VA facility just to get care.

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