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.
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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
"MICRA and Access to Healthcare: By Lowering Health Care Costs, MICRA Improves Californians’ Access to Care”
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CMA Health Law Library document #8008, "MICRA Information"
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