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Julian Castro on Health Care

 


Americans should not be on their own for health care

San Antonio Mayor Juli n Castro endorsed President Barack Obama's $4 trillion deficit reduction plan over a Republican proposal that would "eviscerate" programs important to the city. Castro was one of several mayors pushed forward by the White House to sell the proposal publicly as Congress considers another $4.4 trillion measure with deeper spending cuts put forward by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

"The difference between what President Obama would have us take in terms of reduction, and what Rep. Ryan would do to cities, is drastic," Castro told reporters on a teleconference all arranged by the White House

Castro said he also was concerned about the Medicare changes under the Ryan plan, which tells baby boomers and those behind them "that you are completely on your own with respect to health care."

"I don't think that is who we are as Americans," Castro said.

Source: Gary Martin in Houston Chronicle, "Obama fiscal plan" , Apr 14, 2011

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Phil Gordon (D,Phoenix)
Tom Menino (D,Boston)
Michael Nutter (D,Philadelphia)
Annise Parker (D,Houston)
Mike Rawlings (D,Dallas)
Jerry Sanders (R,San Diego)
Antonio Villaraigosa (D,Los Angeles)

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Jerry Brown (D,Oakland,CA)
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