There has never been a more important time to ensure that Californians have access to quality, affordable health care. This medical lawsuit initiative’s increased costs would force community clinics, where some of our most vulnerable and at-risk patients go for care, to reduce their services or close their doors altogether.
California is already facing a physician shortage. This measure would drive doctors to cut back the care they offer or leave the state entirely. We simply can’t put patients at risk like that. That’s why in 2014, voters spoke loud and clear when they voted no on a similar measure (Prop 46) by a 2-to-1 margin. This year’s medical lawsuit initiative goes far beyond Prop 46, putting access to patient care at even greater risk.