100s of orgs join together to oppose measure that would devastate health care delivery in CA – California Medical Association


The California Medical Association (CMA) and its local county medical societies have joined together with hundreds of organizations in opposing the so-called Fairness for Injured Patients Act (FIPA) because it will devastate our health care delivery system, hurt community health centers and raise health care costs for ALL Californians. 
For many years, California’s medical liability system has been protected by a bipartisan series of laws called MICRA (Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act), which has balanced the rights of injured patients while keeping health care more accessible and affordable for all patients.
FIPA will be on the ballot this November and, if passed, will effectively eliminate MICRA’s protections. Funded by a wealthy out-of-state trial attorney, this proposition would be a windfall for lawyers at the expense of California’s most vulnerable patients.  
MICRA ensures that injured patients receive compensation while preserving access to health care by keeping providers in practice and hospitals and clinics open. Without MICRA’s protections, many of California’s neediest populations could face reduced access to these much-needed services.
This flawed initiative would:
According to the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, this flawed initiative will drive up health care costs for all Californians by tens of millions “to high hundreds of millions of dollars annually.” This initiative would obliterate existing safeguards for medical lawsuits — resulting in skyrocketing health care costs and huge windfalls for attorneys. 
This is not the first attempt to alter MICRA, but it is the most damaging. Now, CMA and hundreds of other organizations are part of a growing coalition to defeat FIPA this November.
The future of MICRA is on the line. We know that through our collective efforts, we can defeat this dangerous measure and ensure continued access to care for millions of Californians.
We need your help to educate millions of Californians about the disastrous impact this initiative would have on our health care system. For more information on how you can help defeat FIPA, please visit protectmicra.org.

 
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