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R-11193 support for H.R. 1384, The Medicare For All Act of 2019R 11193 RESOLUTION NO. 11193 (2020 SERIES) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, IN SUPPORT OF H.R. 1384, THE MEDICARE FOR ALL ACT OF 2019 WHEREAS, every person in the City of San Luis Obispo deserves high quality health care; and WHEREAS, the rising cost of health care challenges City of San Luis Obispo’s municipal budget and the budgets of our small businesses, which keep our communities thriving; and WHEREAS, many of our residents have lost their employer-sponsored health insurance during the current COVID-19 pandemic; and WHEREAS, studies by conservative and liberal economists show nearly all residents and employers would spend far less with the program described in the text of H.R. 1384, The Medicare for All Act of 2019, than they do today for health coverage including medical, dental, vision, hearing, and other care and prescription drugs; and WHEREAS, H.R. 1384 would provide every person in San Luis Obispo all necessary medical care including prescription drugs; hospital, surgical and outpatient services; primary and preventive care; emergency services; women’s reproductive care; dental and vision care; and long- term care; and WHEREAS, H.R. 1384 would improve the existing Medicare program, provide coverage without copays, deductibles, or other out-of-pocket costs, and would protect the medical decisions made by patients and their doctors, and assure patients an unrestricted choice of doctors; and WHEREAS, the quality of life for the residents of the City of San Luis Obispo will vastly improve because residents would have access to the ongoing care they need instead of waiting until they have a medical emergency that could upend their lives and burden them with debt. Resolution No. 11193 (2020 Series) Page 2 R 11193 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo supports H.R. 1384 and urges its passage. Upon motion of Mayor Harmon, seconded by Council Member Stewart and on the following roll call vote: AYES: Council Member Christianson, Pease, Stewart, and Mayor Harmon NOES: None ABSENT: Vice Mayor Gomez The foregoing resolution was passed and adopted this 17th day of November 2020. ____________________________________ Mayor Heidi Harmon ATTEST: ____________________________________ Teresa Purrington City Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM: _____________________________________ J. Christine Dietrick City Attorney IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, on _______________________. ____________________________________ Teresa Purrington City Clerk