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Protect access to quality health care; Oppose the new MICRA measure

 

A ballot measure being pushed by a wealthy out-of-state trial attorney is heading to the November 2020 ballot that would substantially raise health care costs for all Californians, reduce access and exploit patients for profit.

The so-called “Fairness for Injured Patients Act” is the latest trial lawyer-funded statewide ballot measure scheme to end California’s long-standing liability reform law — the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA).

This measure will limit patient access to care, vastly increase the number of lawsuits filed in California and further divert resources for patient care to the legal system. It would effectively eliminate the cap on non-economic damages for medical malpractice awards and hold physicians and others personally liable to pay medical malpractice awards.

If it passes, the measure will have a chilling effect on the health care profession and have a trickle-down effect that would be born primarily by low-income patients, who would face higher costs and restricted access to care.

 

About the Initative

Learn how this ballot measure would substantially raise health care costs for all Californians, reduce access and exploit patients for profit.

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About MICRA

Learn how MICRA protects access to quality health care.

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Related Information

April 29, 2020 - Deadline to Submit Signatures

June 25, 2020 - Qualification for Ballot

Early July, 2020 - Proposition Number Assigned

Oct. 5, 2020 - Ballots Mailed

Oct. 20, 2020 - Last Day to Register to Vote

Nov. 3, 2020 - Election Day

Need Help?

Contact CMA and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

General MICRA Campaign Questions: micra@cmadocs.org

Media and Messaging Questions: Anthony York

Engagement and Material Needs: Yna Perry

Fundraising Questions: Micah Scheindlin

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