State ends free mammograms; cuts to be protested

Full story: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Women's health advocates, health care professionals, breast cancer survivors and consumers will be in Sacramento today to discuss and protest cuts to the statewide Every Woman Counts program, which provided free mammograms to underserved women.
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delru

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Well, gee, that's tough. We pay $450 bucks a month for my health insurance. Then have to pay a $10 co-pay to get my mammogram. My husband, through his employer, has to pay $300 per month for his insurance. That's $750 per month! We can't afford - and do not have - dental insurance, nor vision insurance. We have 1 income, and don't have much left after bills are paid. It's been about 10 years since we've even had a vacation - can't afford the motels, gas, meals, etc., for a week.

You see...we're in the middle...not enough money to qualify for "free" stuff, and too poor to afford full insurance coverage. But if you're illegal, you can get "free" everything! I know for a fact they get to go to the dentist and optometrist - that's to our tax dollars. But our tax dollars don't help us pay for our insurances. Sob, sob, sob...at least you have organizations to fight for you - CAUSE AIN'T NO ONE FIGHTING FOR US!
Redlands Resdent

Keller, TX

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Oh, I know what happened to the Prop 99 revenue. You raised the taxes sooo high people quit smoking! This is what happens when you raise taxes for new programs. People can no longer afford it and you make LESS money that before you raised the tax. These idiots in Sacramento and Washington DC just can't see this. Here is a perfect example.
Besides wasn't Prop 99 about getting tpeople to quit smoking. We should be happy right?
This is the reason we need to vote the garbage tax and spend DEMS out of this state. They have no common sense in their plans.
Just like the new "no free parking" bill. They just want more money, pure and simple. All this will do is reduce revenue again. No one will go anywhere, just shop online. Isiots!
Hmmm

Guasti, CA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Is there an "Every Man Counts" program, too? Oh, I guess there's nothing to cut there.
DirtDestroyer

Fresno, CA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Answer to Noreen Evans of why the tobacco tax revenues are falling.The revenues from this tax is falling because less people are choosing not to smoke due to the cost and the health issues.The tax revenues are also being used for programs that it was not intended for.I personally am against taxing any products such as alcohol,tobacco,gasoline etc.I am also for people taking responsibility and paying for their own mammograms.People are leaving California in droves as they are fed up with the regulations,over taxation and lack of a quality of life due to the welfare state that this has become.
DirtDestroyer

Fresno, CA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
delru wrote:
Well, gee, that's tough. We pay $450 bucks a month for my health insurance. Then have to pay a $10 co-pay to get my mammogram. My husband, through his employer, has to pay $300 per month for his insurance. That's $750 per month! We can't afford - and do not have - dental insurance, nor vision insurance. We have 1 income, and don't have much left after bills are paid. It's been about 10 years since we've even had a vacation - can't afford the motels, gas, meals, etc., for a week.
You see...we're in the middle...not enough money to qualify for "free" stuff, and too poor to afford full insurance coverage. But if you're illegal, you can get "free" everything! I know for a fact they get to go to the dentist and optometrist - that's to our tax dollars. But our tax dollars don't help us pay for our insurances. Sob, sob, sob...at least you have organizations to fight for you - CAUSE AIN'T NO ONE FIGHTING FOR US!
Excellent post.I'm in the same boat as you are.The middle class pays for everything and get nothing in return.We the middle class are now the working poor.Tis has all been carefully orchestrated by our Federal government as they do not want the middle class or the baby boomers to have any voting power in this country.
Felipe

Upland, CA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
I bet all those who would call themselves "poor" own a car, have a flat-screen TV with cable or satellite, cell phone with unlimited talk and texting, drink Starbucks and bottled water, refuse to buy clothes at Wal-Mart, etc.
The entitlement mentality has deprived us of perspective. People in Haiti are poor. Except for children of single mothers and the severely disabled, No one in the US is poor unless they choose to be.
Health care is expensive because of government mandates, hyperlitigation, inability to purchase across state lines, and antiquated tax law that keeps health care married to employment. Reforms in all these areas (i.e. freedom and free markets) will make health care as affordable as all the items mentioned above (proportionately and relatively speaking, of course) and have been proposed and supported by Republicans for years.

Go to townhall.com for more facts, truths, and opinions unavailable in the mainscream media.
Mable

United States

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Mable Speaks

When I was 48yrs. old a mammogram detected my breast cancer. One of my favorite political
Quotes is from ET Snell Clown Community Activist:
"When I met with Shawn Steele the former Republican party chairman to lay out the recall of Gov. Davis and it happened I was istatic. When Arnold lost his back bone to take on special interest like the C.P.O.A. Prison guard union I felt like all my efforts had been mute. Arnold has lost his spine. Terminate the terminator.

From the viewpoint of female Cancer Survivor
A ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure.
Apparently no politician who is voting on this has had the type of cancer that can spread in a 3 month window.
Human rights and America is getting weaker everyday. From Illegalís to many other arenas.

Cancer has no pain before detection. The time span is critical.

We are being held hostage to a bunch of quibbling, special interest, lower than pond scum bureaucratic, posturing weak politicians.

We put politicians in office to vote for us, yet they never do it's all about them and their whims and special interest.

Mable's Solution:
With todayís computer technology we should all ban tohether and vote for our own interest and give our corrupt politicians the boot with very limited power.

Power to the people and cancer survivors too.

Wake up America the time clock is ticking for us all

Mable Morrison
Cancer survivor
gregg

San Bernardino, CA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Lady's you don't count, If you were a illegal and can't speak English. Then the government could find the funds to help. Corporations would give the funds and then they could have tax break. But you're not illegal, so I wish the best.
DirtDestroyer

Fresno, CA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Felipe wrote:
I bet all those who would call themselves "poor" own a car, have a flat-screen TV with cable or satellite, cell phone with unlimited talk and texting, drink Starbucks and bottled water, refuse to buy clothes at Wal-Mart, etc.
The entitlement mentality has deprived us of perspective. People in Haiti are poor. Except for children of single mothers and the severely disabled, No one in the US is poor unless they choose to be.
Health care is expensive because of government mandates, hyperlitigation, inability to purchase across state lines, and antiquated tax law that keeps health care married to employment. Reforms in all these areas (i.e. freedom and free markets) will make health care as affordable as all the items mentioned above (proportionately and relatively speaking, of course) and have been proposed and supported by Republicans for years.
Go to townhall.com for more facts, truths, and opinions unavailable in the mainscream media.
Felipe,Well said and right on the money.
DirtDestroyer

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Mable wrote:
Mable Speaks
When I was 48yrs. old a mammogram detected my breast cancer. One of my favorite political
Quotes is from ET Snell Clown Community Activist:
"When I met with Shawn Steele the former Republican party chairman to lay out the recall of Gov. Davis and it happened I was istatic. When Arnold lost his back bone to take on special interest like the C.P.O.A. Prison guard union I felt like all my efforts had been mute. Arnold has lost his spine. Terminate the terminator.
From the viewpoint of female Cancer Survivor
A ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure.
Apparently no politician who is voting on this has had the type of cancer that can spread in a 3 month window.
Human rights and America is getting weaker everyday. From Illegalís to many other arenas.
Cancer has no pain before detection. The time span is critical.
We are being held hostage to a bunch of quibbling, special interest, lower than pond scum bureaucratic, posturing weak politicians.
We put politicians in office to vote for us, yet they never do it's all about them and their whims and special interest.
Mable's Solution:
With todayís computer technology we should all ban tohether and vote for our own interest and give our corrupt politicians the boot with very limited power.
Power to the people and cancer survivors too.
Wake up America the time clock is ticking for us all
Mable Morrison
Cancer survivor
Thank you Mabel.My mother is also a cancer survivor as am I.We paid our own way for our medical care.I'm an advcate of early detection but people need to take responsibility for themselves.One way is to have more affordable health insurance.Felipe,another poster,has the answer right on the mark.
Lucifer

Montgomery, AL

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Feb 8, 2010
 
What are the SURNAMES of the protesters? Probably illegal anyway, demanding more rights than an American citizen is afforded. Nope we pay for all the woes of the lazy and inept!
Angela

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Makes no sense to me, Quit paying for mammograms when it is inexpensive and can catch cancer when it is cheaper to cure. Instead wait till it is expensive to cure, more likely to be fatal. Taxpayers pay then it is just a case of paying more.

The notion that if you are illegal you get everything and Americans get nothing is a popular myth. But that is what it is, a myth. If any of you actually looked into it you would find out that in order to get AFDC, MEdicaid or Food stamps you must establish that are in the country legally. You have to provide a certified birth certificate or passport. If you are a legal alien you must provide your green card which is verified with US immigaration.
As for the notion that a surname provides any evidence of citizenship what planet do you live on. Read the constitution if you are born in the US you are a citizen. It does not have in parenthesis unless we don't like your last name.

If you are getting health insurance for a family for $750 a month you are doing pretty well. The average cost of health insurance for a family of 4 in the US is $1100.00 per month. You employer picks up $300 of it nice employer. Fewer and fewer eemployers offer health insurance at all. Enjoy while you have it. It probably won't continue.
Felipe, nice idea do you have anything to back it up or are you just thinkin'?
nomore

Fullerton, CA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Mammograms do a good job of detecting possible cancers. But, x-rays cause some cancers, too. Too many mammograms is as bad as too few.
wkenddad

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#16
Feb 8, 2010
 
Thank the NIH panel that earleir this year spoke out about the effectiveness of mamograms.
Obama care at work....

And to have the principal of a breast wellness clinic rebute is ignorant.
Of course she is pro screen. More money for her.

And the idiots that want to study why Prop 99 moneys are dereeasing in a mental midget.
Prop 99 was enacted to reduce smoking. And if you reduce smoking you recieve less taxes paid on the sales of cigarettes...
Serrano

San Gabriel, CA

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#17
Feb 8, 2010
 
Well, it is about time! If it was up to me, all the social services would have been cut 90% years ago.

Working families cannot afford all these wonderful things, but yet the state and federal governments will give it away free to the welfarees, the lazy, the dregs of society, politicians, and prisoners, and then expect those who have to do without to pay for those others. It more than high time that the well runs dry!
keepin it real

Monrovia, CA

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#18
Feb 8, 2010
 
I think we should cut politicians pay cause they obviously aren't doing their jobs. There not representing the people, their representing their and their rich buddies self interests. If you ever watch cspan its such a joke. It reminds me of little elementary school kids arguing and telling the teacher that she hit me and no he hit me. Its a shame they sit there and play the blame game while our country is going bankrupt. Time to wake up people.
high desert rider

Ridgecrest, CA

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#19
Feb 8, 2010
 
People who are United States Of America citizens, who are verified should get the best care that is available. Treating an indigent patient who has cancer is much more expensive than screening and prevention, and whether or not the patient can pay or not, the majority of the expense will be paid for by the taxpayers anyway. When you or your insurance company actually pays the bill it's taxed, and becomes revenue for the State and Federal Government, when an indigent patient expires due to an undetected cancer, the wrote off expenses come right back at us. Prevention is always a win win. President Obama and his policies didn't cause this, it is what it is.
Miguel

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Sep 24, 2013
 
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