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Santa Clara County parcel tax for children’s health will be a good investment
The Mercury News

One way or another, Santa Clara County taxpayers are going to pay to provide health care for the roughly 15,000 uninsured children who live here. The cheapest, most efficient way to fulfill that legal and moral obligation is for voters to approve Measure A on Nov. 2. The ballot measure would raise $13.5 million per year for 10 years through a $29-a-year parcel tax. This would for the first time fully fund the county’s Healthy Kids program, the model for programs across the country, and provide universal coverage for county children.