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News Story
9/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Even by the political world's low standards of truthiness, a new commercial being aired by the No on Proposition 46 campaign is jaw-droppingly deceptive. The proposition would make three major changes in the laws related to the practice of medicine in California. It would quadruple the cap on "pain and suffering" damages in medical...
News Release
9/22/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber
SANTA MONICA, CA – Today the campaign supporting Proposition 46, California’s patient safety ballot measure on the November 2014 ballot, criticized an opposition spokesperson for suggesting that it’s more important that a physician enjoy alcohol than getting to the bottom of an adverse event. Dr. Sion Roy, a spokesperson for the...
News Story
9/20/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A new television advertisement that will be seen in the Los Angeles area in the coming weeks urges support for Proposition 46, which calls for random drug and alcohol testing for physicians and would raise the malpractice lawsuit cap from $250,000 to $1.1 million. The ad is from Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica-based...
News Story
9/18/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
A years-long battle between doctors and trial lawyers is coming down to Proposition 46 on the November ballot, leaving voters to sift through a mass of conflicting claims in an effort to pick the winner in what will be the most expensive race of the fall. That's not the way the two sides describe it, though. For supporters of the measure...
News Release
9/17/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering substance abuser who is at the White House today for National Recovery Month, stars in a new television ad supporting Proposition 46 that consumer advocates released today. Consumer advocates were also joined by a Los Angeles woman who spoke out after losing her fiancée because of a...
News Story
9/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The Coachella Valley is becoming a political battleground for a controversial health care ballot initiative that would raise the cap on medical malpractice damages and require drug and alcohol testing of doctors. Supporters of Proposition 46 include U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a prominent Rancho Mirage Democrat. They say the measure would improve...
News Release
9/11/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
Danville, CA --- Today Bob Pack, the author of Proposition 46, called on California television and radio stations to recall No on 46 ads because they mislead voters by claiming “patients” instead of insurance companies are behind the campaign.  Pack filed a formal complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission that No on...
News Story
9/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Public support appears to have slipped for a California ballot proposal that would require doctors to submit to random drug tests, signaling a volatile campaign that could become the most costly race in the state this year. With two months to go before the election, physicians, medical groups, insurance companies and other...
News Release
9/3/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today Senator Barbara Boxer stood with mothers who lost their children to medical negligence in calling on California voters to support for the patient safety protections in Proposition 46. The campaign supporting Prop 46 also released an ad featuring Barbara Boxer. See the Barbara Boxer ad here: https://www.youtube.com/...
News Story
9/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Senator Barbara Boxer came out swinging Wednesday on behalf of Proposition 46 in a new ad campaign. Boxer (D-CA) is hoping that her considerable political clout and the emotional case made by grieving parents can offset huge campaign spending by the measure’s opponents. Click here to view the video: http://youtu....