Letters to the Editor

Marilyn Mochel: Cannella made right call in supporting Health 4 All

I’m writing to express my appreciation for Sen. Anthony Cannella’s support for Senate Bill 4, the Health 4 All bill. Sen. Cannella’s representative at our local Health 4 All Forum last month demonstrated language and cultural competence as he listened to testimonies and answered questions. Because of Sen. Cannella’s vote, over 24,000 people in Merced County are now one step closer to receiving health care that they need and deserve. I applaud Sen. Cannella and Sen. Andy Vidak for their understanding of the importance of health care for all people in California.

I share the American Nurses Association’s position that “health care is a basic human right for all people,” and support their 2010 resolution stating that all individuals living in the U.S. – documented or not – should have access to health care.

Marilyn Mochel, Merced