October 03, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: Licensing & Regulatory Issues MICRA
The November 4 election is around the corner and voters will soon be asked to weigh in on Proposition 46, which was carelessly thrown together and paid for by the trial lawyers in order to make millions of dollars from more medical lawsuits and higher jury awards. If Prop. 46 passes, physicians, patients and all of California will suffer.
The Los Angeles Times recently released a Prop. 46 poll, which found that half of voters oppose the trial lawyer-sponsored ballot initiative, with only 37 percent in favor of the measure.
According to the poll, "Initial support for Prop. 46 erodes as the debate is played out. Likely voters initially support the ballot summary for Prop. 46 by a wide margin, but that edge dissipates with the simple inclusion of the fiscal impact statement, dropping support for Prop. 46 below 50 percent. While likely voters favor the drug testing requirement, they outright oppose increasing the cap on medical malpractice damages."
The poll results show a critical fact: When the public hears the real intent of this harmful ballot initiative, they become skeptical about the measure. This makes it even more critical for physician practices to order free campaign materials to educate their patients about this dangerous measure.
Materials available include:Lab coat cards (available in batches of 100)English-language patient brochuresSpanish-language patient brochuresCampaign buttonsOffice postersBumper stickersStickers
Not sure what to order? You can order an Office Kit, which contains a little bit of everything: 150 brochures, five posters, five campaign buttons, 10 stickers, 100 lab coat message cards and 10 bumper stickers.
To order campaign materials, please visit www.NoOn46.com or email Juli Reavis at firstname.lastname@example.org.