Letter writer urges residents to join her in voting for Proposition C

To the editor:

On the Fourth of July, we celebrated the 234th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Many of us celebrated with family gatherings, barbecues and fireworks. On Aug. 3, we have the opportunity to celebrate our freedoms by making our way to the polls and voting.

Before I started handing out literature for Proposition C — the Health Care Freedom Act — I didn’t realize there was any opposition to it.

Prop C protects the rights of individuals to make their own health care and health insurance choices while also protecting individuals and employers from being penalized — fined — for not purchasing government-defined health insurance.

Protection of rights, that’s all Prop C does. Should be a simple “yes” vote, don’t you think? I ran into some opposition, researched the answer and would like to address those concerns.

The Health Care Freedom Act will not in any way affect Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program or Medicare. Also, people who want to participate in government-run health care still can — visit


So those of us who vote “yes” on Prop C aren’t saying we don’t believe in helping others, we’re saying we don’t want the government managing our health care.

For those who value our freedoms and rights, I urge you to join me in voting “yes” on Prop C on Aug. 3.

Cindy Trebus