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9th Assembly District Richard Pan, Democrat

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Richard Pan

Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 8:31 am, Sat May 26, 2012.

During his two-year term as an assemblyman, South Sacramento resident Richard Pan said he has focused on health care issues and ways to encourage job growth.

"Two years is not enough time to get everything done. It takes that long to find out how things work around here," Pan said.

Some of his accomplishments include passing a law that provided $90 million for local fire departments to transport Medi-Cal patients. He also worked on a bill to make it illegal to sell expired infant formula or medications.

He opposed a bill that would have banned Styrofoam food packaging products and would have potentially put Lodi's Dart Container Corporation out of business. The ban would have caused problems for small businesses throughout the state, Pan said.

"Particularly for small restaurants, there is no substitute in terms of cost and quality that would be acceptable," he said.

One of Pan's goals is to create a health benefit exchange, because it would stabilize health care costs for small businesses.

"They have low bargaining power and are at the mercy of the insurance company. If an employee has an illness, small businesses cannot spread out the costs, so they are considered high-risk," he said.

Pan said he has been to Lodi many times to meet constituents, tour Dart or visit local wineries. Pan said he can ensure that the Assembly is using good research when making policies that affect agriculture.

"I want to make sure we are not opposing things for farmers and ranchers without a scientific basis," he said. "Farmers, ranchers and farmworkers do work every day to ensure we have great food coming to our tables."

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7 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:41 pm on Tue, May 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Ms Bobin stated...No, I don't, but you made the comment, so you should be able to back up the statement that Pan doesn't know anything about this topic...

    Thanks for the oppportunity Ms Bobin. I stated my opinion and satisfied that I am correct. If you disagree, please do voice your concerns and opinions and explain why you think he is correct. I personally am not motivated to educate you on what I know.
    If you state why he is correct from your perception, I would be happy to offer a critique.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 2:20 pm on Tue, May 29, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4306

    No, I don't, but you made the comment, so you should be able to back up the statement that Pan doesn't know anything about this topic.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 1:27 pm on Tue, May 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Ms Bobin stated...And HOW does it work, Mr. Baumbach?

    You tell ms Ms Bobin... you know more than anyone. right?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:57 pm on Tue, May 29, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4306

    I am not a supporter of Pan since I know absolutely nothing about him except what is in this article, but -

    I don't know about you, Ms. Parigoris, but I seriously do not want myself or my family placed at risk because irresponsible parents want to opt out of vaccines. These so-called crusaders who think that vaccines are the cause of autism and who knows what else SHOULD be "indoctrinated," aka, "educated" about the public health necessity for vaccination.

    Curious if you support medically unnecessary sonograms for women seeking an abortion.

    And HOW does it work, Mr. Baumbach?

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 10:31 am on Tue, May 29, 2012.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 469

    Parents are up in arms about Pan's Bill AB2109- another nanny state piece of legisltation that chips away at more of parental rights...

    ""The medical establishment in California is quietly waging war against parental rights with a new legislative bill that will make it more difficult for parents to opt out of vaccines for their children. According to reports, the California State Assembly recently voted 44-19 to pass AB 2109, a bill that, if signed into law, will require that all parents who choose to opt their children out of vaccines for personal reasons obtain a signed waiver from a doctor of "health care practitioner" stating that they participated in an indoctrination session about the supposed health risks of not vaccinating."""

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 8:33 am on Tue, May 29, 2012.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 469

    California Manufacturing and Technology Association gave Pan a grade of 18%. Heck, who needs jobs!?

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:46 pm on Sun, May 27, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    They have low bargaining power and are at the mercy of the insurance company. If an employee has an illness, small businesses cannot spread out the costs, so they are considered high-risk," he said.

    Clearly, this man has no clue how it really works.

     

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