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Los Angeles Times opposes Prop. 46 as "flawed"

October 06, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: Advocacy Licensing & Regulatory Issues MACRA 


The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times has taken a position of “NO” on Proposition 46, declaring that it is a “flawed,” combination platter of health care-related proposals.

The Los Angeles Times has joined with every other major paper in the state by taking a NO position on Prop. 46, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles News Group, which includes the Los Angeles Daily News, Pasadena Star News, Whittier Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and the Redlands Daily Facts.

The Times editorial states the “methods the measure would use to achieve” its goals “are too flawed to be enacted into law.” The editorial continues: “quadrupling the cap (on none economic damages) all at once would force doctors, hospitals and clinics to carry considerably higher levels of insurance, which would cost them more.”

Read the Los Angeles Times editorial here.

Because Prop. 46 is really three different initiatives in one – all of which are too complicated, too costly and too flawed – an unprecedented bipartisan coalition of more than 600 statewide and community groups have joined to oppose it, including (partial list):


  • California Teachers Association
  • California School Boards Association
  • Association of California School Administrators
  • California State Firefighters Association
  • California State Association of Counties
  • League of California Cities
  • Urban Counties Caucus
  • Rural County Representatives of California
  • California Special Districts Association
  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California
  • AFSCME California PEOPLE
  • State Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • 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
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • Community Clinics Association of Los Angeles County
  • La Clínica de La Raza
  • California Association of Rural Health Clinics
  • Central Valley Health Network
  • NAACP California
  • California Republican Party
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Yuba County Democratic Party

To learn more, visit www.NoOn46.com.

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