NO on PROPOSITION 46
NO on PROPOSITION 46 – Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits.
This is such a sham. Written by the trial lawyers – for the trial lawyers. This proposition so blandly written so the trial lawyers can get rich it borders on criminal. I honestly think they sat around one day and said, “Say, I betcha we can get a ballot measure written that says one thing yet allows us to cash in and the stupid voters with thank us.” The Paradise Post said it best: “Economic damages include pain and suffering. Under the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) limits were placed on malpractice liability, including the size 4 of medical malpractice claims. No limits were put on economic claims as in medical bills, on going medication, rehabilitation, and hospitalization and related long term medical treatment. This proposition raises the non-economic cap from $250,000.00 to $1.1 million. The Secretary of State estimates that these changes will result in higher medical malpractice costs and higher health care spending. It could also raise the state and local health care costs from tens of millions to several hundred million dollars annually. All in all, this proposition is not for the people, but is for drug enforcement watchdogs and attorneys. A NO vote is recommended.”