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California Physicians Oppose Proposed Ballot Measure to Cap Dialysis Cost

April 26, 2018 | Los Angeles Business Journal | by Dana Bartholomew

A state physician’s group has come out against a proposed ballot measure that would limit the cost of kidney dialysis, saying it would put patients’ lives at risk. The California Medical Association said that by setting reimbursement rates too low to cover costs, the measure would force many community clinics to cut-back care or close.

Seven initiatives to watch that threaten California prosperity

February 27, 2018 | Fox & Hounds | by Loren Kaye

Voters may face as many seven ballot measures damaging to California’s business and political climate in November. Any one of these measures should motivate millions in opposition spending by affected industries. More than a few are likely to qualify for the ballot. Conventional wisdom teaches that gubernatorial elections deliver older and more conservative voters to

California union leverages ballot initiatives for health care on its own terms

February 5, 2018 | Politico | by Victoria Colliver

One of California’s most powerful heath care unions wants the public to press hospitals and insurers over high costs, filing 10 state and local propositions for November’s elections — a tactic critics deride as an inappropriate attempt to gain negotiating leverage via the ballot box. Following victories to raise the minimum wage in Arizona, Colorado,