Yesterday (August 7th), the “No On 46” campaign released its first campaign video.

Featuring real practicing physicians and medical students from across the state discussing the flaws, costs and potential harmful consequences to patients and California’s health care system if Prop. 46 the anti-MICRA initiative were to pass.

The video highlighted many of Prop. 46’s major problems including the fact that the initiative is written and paid for almost exclusively by trial lawyers who will personally profit from the measure, that the initiative would cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually by quadrupling the limit on medical malpractice awards in California, and that the increased costs associated with the measure could cause doctors and medical specialists to reduce services or leave the state. Prop. 46 also threatens personal privacy by requiring a massive expansion of the use of a government-run prescription drug database (known as CURES) without any additional security safeguards.

The video highlights the fact that the proposition is disingenuous, noting that the physician drug testing provision was only added because it is the "ultimate sweetener,” in an attempt to sway voters and achieve the measure’s true intent: to increase the cap on medical malpractice awards.

Physicians are strongly encouraged to pledge to "Vote No On Prop. 46."  Click here to join the fight by completing the pledge card online, or send an e-mail to ACCMA@ACCMA.org with your pledge to "Vote No On Prop. 46."

The “The Truth about Proposition 46” video can be viewed online at http://youtu.be/m7jzkdx9BNs

More information about Prop. 46, its dangerous impacts, and the unprecedented coalition against the measure can be found at www.NoOn46.com.