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SFMS/CMA Lead Resounding Victory in Defeating Prop. 46 by 2 to 1 Margin

On November 4, the voters of California spoke loudly and definitively, sending the trial lawyers’ Proposition 46 to defeat by a 2 to 1 margin. The message is clear—Californians simply don’t want to increase health care costs and reduce health access so trial attorneys can file more lawsuits.

The Truth About Proposition 46

Prop. 46 increases health care costs, limits Californians' access to quality health care, and threatens personal privacy. This is why 500 community groups including Planned Parenthood, San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium, Chinese Community Health Care Association, and California Children's Hospital Association all oppose Prop. 46.

California Democratic Party Remains Neutral on Prop. 46

Backers of Proposition 46, the MICRA lawsuit measure, were dealt another severe blow this weekend when, despite their intense lobbying, the Executive Board of the California Democratic Party (CDP) rejected their efforts to gain an endorsement, instead voting to remain neutral.