Champions for Working Families & Civil Rights Join Health Providers, Education Groups, Labor Unions, Business Orgs & Community Clinics in Rejecting “Terribly Flawed” Ballot Measure
SACRAMENTO –Today, the diverse and rapidly-expanding coalition opposed to the flawed and deceptive MICRA (“Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act”) initiative (now numbered by the Secretary of State for the November ballot as “Proposition 46”) announced the addition of two important organizations – the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California (SBCTC) and the California NAACP.
“This initiative will cost state and local governments hundreds of millions dollars and raise health costs for everyone,” said Robbie Hunter, President of the SBCTC. “That hurts job creation and will negatively impact California’s future.”
According to California’s independent Legislative Analyst, the proposed measure could increase state and local government health costs by “hundreds of millions of dollars annually.”
“This measure is terribly flawed and will reduce access to quality health care for underserved communities,” said Alice Huffman, President of the California NAACP. “At a time when we’re working hard to cover as many Californians as possible under the ACA, Proposition 46 takes us in the wrong direction. Proposition 46 will disproportionately hurt minority communities. It’s bad medicine for California.”