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Oppose SB 1528 -- Last Minute Legislation Threatening MICRA

SB 1528 is a last minute legislation that would undermine the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA). If passed, the bill would artificially inflating economic medical expense damage awards in managed care cases. This, in turn, would increase medical malpractice premiums for physicians, many of whom would be forced to close shop thereby further limiting access to care for all Californians. CALL NOW to urge your legislators to VOTE NO on SB 1528.

SFMS Supports Bills to Reinstate Medi-Cal Managed Care Organization Tax and Healthy Families

SFMS/CMA support SB 301 (DeSaulnier) and AB 826 (Swanson), which would reinstate the Medi-Cal Managed Care Organization (MCO) Tax and the Healthy Families Program. Both bills have support from Republicans and Democrats in both houses.