Get the Facts
A special interest group has filed an initiative to give ONE POLITICIAN control over our health care. This flawed measure will mean higher rates and less access to care. That’s why this ill-conceived regulatory scheme already failed in the Legislature four times in the last four years – because it is bad for consumers.
Controlling health care costs is important, but this misguided measure:
Gives One Politician Too Much Control
- Gives the insurance commissioner almost total control over our health insurance while allowing millions in campaign contributions from special interests.
- Provides one politician the power to set rates and benefits for millions of small business employees and could force many small businesses to lay off workers, drop coverage or even go out of business. We should protect small business and jobs, not kill them.
- Puts too much power in the hands of a single elected politician, with no checks and balances.
Creates More Costly Bureaucracy
- Creates ANOTHER expensive state bureaucracy when we can least afford it, ultimately paid for with higher health insurance premiums.
- Costs tens of millions of dollars for bureaucracy, bureaucrats and benefits, but doesn’t do anything to control the costs that are driving health care premiums.
- Duplicates existing bureaucracy and regulation with a new program, creating costly confusion and overlap with other state and federal regulations.
Sponsored By Special Interests
- Is a one sided measure written by special interests that will make problems worse, not better.
- Proposes special interest reforms of a large and complicated health system without the input of patients, doctors, hospitals or health plans.
- Is opposed by community hospitals, doctors, small businesses and many others across the state.
Join Californians Against Higher Health Care Costs today to help stop this ill-conceived initiative. Current opponents include the California Medical Association, California Hospital Association, California Association of Physician Groups, California Chamber of Commerce and the California Association of Health Plans.