Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
The ballot measure that would quadruple the cap on non-economic damages under the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) has been assigned a number, Proposition 46, for the upcoming November election, while the campaign against it is gaining more powerful allies.
Free No on 46 campaign materials available here http://www.noon46.com/medical-practitioners/
CDA and an expanding coalition of health care organizations and others are working to defeat Prop. 46 because it would have devastating effects on California’s health care system, increasing costs by billions of dollars annually.
The “No on 46” campaign has hundreds of organizations behind it, which now include the California Teachers Association, the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California and the California NAACP, in addition to health care organizations, public safety and labor unions, business groups, community health clinics and hospitals.
“Momentum for the ‘No on 46’ campaign is growing, and now more groups are working to educate the public on why this initiative would raise health care costs and negatively impact access to care,” said CDA President James Stephens, DDS.