Real Losers Regarding Prop. 1

RECEIVED Wed., Oct. 24, 2012

Dear Editor,
    The real losers regarding Proposition 1 are the remnants of the middle class who not only are forced to pay higher property taxes, but also have to pay top dollar for their own health care needs (most can't afford health care and are not included in the benefits of Prop. 1), while the only ones to benefit directly from this maneuver are the health industry, UT (which continues to raise tuition costs), the wealthy who already have the best coverage available, and those of the population who are designated ultra poor and/or those who are here illegally [“Nov. 6 Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements,” News, Oct. 19]. If ever there was a proposition politically hellbent for special interests, it is this one.
    By the way, has anyone studied how this will affect the increasing population who are or will be on Medicare? Already, many doctors do not want to service this population, especially when those needing services are new patients.
    However, I'm sure that Prop. 1 will be approved by voters, since 80% of all propositions are passed by voters who think they know what is being presented in each, but in actuality are ignorant politically and do not read past the pretty words developed for each proposition, no matter how political or idiotic the proposition is.
Peter Stern
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