Re: Timm Herdt’s Sept. 21 essay, “The 100 percent campaign”:
I agree with Timm Herdt: Every kid should have health insurance! I guess the only question is how to fund the program.
Herdt made no mention of a funding mechanism, only that “the first-year cost would be negligible, less than $10 million.” Yet California needs every dollar of tax money currently received, especially now, to fund levee upgrades and repair and for a peripheral canal to assure continued water supplies to Southern California.
Let me suggest a funding method. How about a small tax on movie theater tickets, say 25 cents to start, and more later if needed. I’m sure that would take care of it.
— Jerre Reimers, Simi Valley