child health data
Candidate Survey on California's Kids
Responses: Brian Gutierrez
Office: Assembly, District 57
Q1: If you could tell California voters one thing about your commitment to the health and well being of children, what would it be?
That as former foster child, I know how important it is to ensure our children have state of the art health care system that is affordable to there parents. And I promise I will be strong advocate to make sure this becomes true, my promise to the people.
Q2: In the past decade, Californian voters have consistently ranked children and child-related issues as a top priority, yet state programs that support children frequently lack adequate resources to fulfill their missions. If elected, what steps would you take to make the health and well being of children a higher priority in California?
By cutting government spending, I will ensure those funds be redirected in helping programs that help our children, I will create a state database that will inform law makers when a program does not have the resources thy need to the people of great state.
Q3: How would you leverage the newly enacted health care reform legislation to benefit children in California?
I will ensure it is enforce but at the same time ensure we cut more government spending. We don't have to raise taxes on the people, as a state assemblyman I will find alternatives to ensure programs like this have the funding they need to serve our children That does no have to includ raiseing taxes.
Q4: Statewide, 10 to 15 percent of families have a child with a special health care need -- a chronic physical, developmental, or behavioral condition that requires more than routine health and related services. As the fact sheet below illustrates, California ranks last in the nation on a minimum quality-of-care index for children with special health care needs. If elected, how would you address this situation?
As a person with autisum aspergers, I know what gots to be fix and I will join organizations like your to ensure the well being of all children