San Mateo, Santa Clara County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter


By Bill Quraishi

Candidate for United States Representative; District 14

This information is provided by the candidate
  • 40 million Americans are uninsured.
  • Elderly Americans are worried that they will not be able to afford prescription durgs, the medical benefits will be reduced and the number of uninsured Americans will rise.
  • They are more concerned about what the programs would look like for their children and grandchildren.
  • Social Security is a major concern to senior citizens.

  • Provide treatment to those diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer.
  • Favor adding prescription drug benefit to Medicare by providing more options to recipients and a greater choice of plans.
  • Expanding health coverage through medical saving ccounts.
  • Charging wealthier Medicare recipients more for coverage.
  • Strengthening tax incentives to small businesses that provide health coverage to employees.
  • Full tax deduction for self-employed and long term care.
  • Affordable health coverage for children and adults in low-to-middle income families.
  • Would segregate any surplus from Social Security Trust Fund in a lock box to assure funds could not be shifted to other programs.
  • Favor letting workers invest portion of Social Security payroll tax in private investments accounts.
  • Allow younger workers the option of investing majority of their payroll taxes in private investments.

Please click on "Issues" in the menu on my web site for more information.

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