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More on why you should vote NO on Proposition 46

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Supervisor Don Knabe wrote a thoughtful op-ed for Huffington Post about Proposition 46:

What patients and consumers pay each month for health coverage could rise sharply if Proposition 46 passes. That is why health organizations, medical groups, nurses, hospital officials, teachers’ unions, homecare workers and women’s groups have joined with business organizations such as the California Chamber of Commerce, California Small Business Association, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and California Black Chamber of Commerce — and notably, both the California Republican Party and L.A. County Democratic Party to say no to Prop 46.

They strongly oppose Prop. 46 because it would increase the cost of health care for consumers, place a substantial financial burden on local taxpayers, and stress the budgets of local governments.

If Proposition 46 passes, the negative effects could be far-reaching: it will likely result in higher taxes for everyone, and it especially threatens hospitals and health systems run by counties (because they are self-insured).

Read the full bipartisan op-ed, Protect Our Hospitals, Doctors, Patients and Health Care Workers — Vote No on Prop 46