NO ON 46 CAMPAIGN RELEASES FIRST ONLINE VIDEO
Entitled "The Truth about Proposition 46," 2-Minute Video Features Real-Life CA Physicians & Medical Students Discussing the Dangerous, Deceptive Flaws of the Nov Ballot Measure
SACRAMENTO –Today, the No on 46 campaign released its first campaign video on multiple online platforms. Entitled "The Truth about Proposition 46," the two-minute video features real practicing physicians and medical students from across the state discussing the flaws, costs and potential harmful consequences to patients and California’s health care system, if 46 were to pass.
To view the video, click here.
Substantive flaws of the measure highlighted by the video include:
- It is written and paid for almost exclusively by trial attorneys, who will personally profit from Proposition 46.
- It quadruples the limit on medical malpractice awards in CA, which will cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year.
- It will raise health care premiums and cause doctors and medical specialists to reduce services or leave the state.
- It could burden the average family of four with up to $1,000 per year in increased costs.
- It threatens personal privacy by requiring a massive expansion of the use of a government-run prescription drug database without any additional security safeguards.
What’s more, Proposition 46 is disingenuous. According to the New York Times (August 1, 2014), the physician drug testing provision was only "inserted as a sweetener" in an attempt to achieve the measure’s true intent: increasing the cap on medical malpractice awards.
"Californians have a long and well-documented history of rejecting ballot measures that are either dishonest to voters or too burdensome for taxpayers," said Gale Kaufman, Senior Strategist for the No on 46 campaign. "Proposition 46 is a double whammy – it’s both deceptive and costly. This video represents a powerful opening argument in the very strong case against this year’s most reckless ballot measure."
More than 500 statewide and community organizations are opposing the too-high cost of Proposition 46, including (partial list):
California Teachers Association
California School Boards Association
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California
State Building and Construction Trades Council of California
AFSCME California PEOPLE
IBEW Ninth District
California State Firefighters Association
California Medical Association
California Dental Association
California Hospital Association
California Pharmacists Association
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Emergency Physicians, California Chapter
California Association of Physician Groups
California Association for Nurse Practitioners
Community Clinics Association of Los Angeles County
La Clínica de La Raza
California Association of Rural Health Clinics
Central Valley Health Network
California Special Districts Association
City of Long Beach
California Chamber of Commerce
California Black Chamber of Commerce
California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
American Civil Liberties Union of California
Union of American Physicians and Dentists (AFSCME Local 206)
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, California
To learn more, click here.
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