February 06, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: Licensing & Regulatory Issues MICRA
If you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up to be an official opponent of a possible November 2014 ballot measure being pushed by trial lawyers that would significantly weaken California's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) and increase lawsuits against doctors, community clinics, health centers, hospitals and other health care providers.
It only takes a moment to join and add your and/or your organization's name to the official list of opponents to this greed-fueled initiative. Once you do, you also will receive regular email updates from the campaign to protect MICRA.
Ballot measure update
To date, trial lawyers and their allies have raised more than $1 million to pay for signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot. The main component of the proposed ballot measure would quadruple MICRA's $250,000 cap on non-economic damages – raising the cap to $1.1 million plus an automatic annual increase. If successful, these efforts would be devastating to California’s health care system. Raising the cap would increase lawsuits against health care providers leading to a significant increase in medical liability insurance costs. Ultimately, this measure will increase health care costs for all consumers and reduce patient access to affordable, quality health care – especially in rural and underserved communities.
We need your involvement!
Please MICRA Resource Center in opposing the trial lawyers' ballot measure. To learn more about MICRA and what you can do to help, visit our MICRA Resource Center.