Stop the Politician Power Grab
Special interests are sponsoring Proposition 45 to give ONE POLITICIAN new power over our health care – including what treatment options our health insurance covers. Get the facts on how this flawed measure will increase rates for consumers and harm the quality of our health care.
Why you should vote against Proposition 45
Who We Are
Prop 45 is opposed by a broad coalition of doctors, hospitals, small businesses, taxpayers and health plans because it will create a new costly bureaucracy that will cause higher rates and reduce access to health care.
The truth about their motives
A handful of self-serving trial lawyers are behind Proposition 45. They spent millions to put it on the ballot because it includes a hidden provision that allows them to file costly, frivolous health care lawsuits.
The Latest News
Chronicle recommends: No on Prop. 45
One of the most compelling arguments against Proposition 45 is that it could seriously undermine Covered California, which has become a national model in providing affordable premiums to individuals, families and small businesses. More than 1.3 million Californians signed up during the recently completed open enrollment.
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones: The man who would be king
Though he heads the California Department of Insurance, Jones currently has little power over health-plan rates. He has tried to get health insurance rate-regulation authority into law in California for almost 10 years.
Politicians Pushing Measure to Give Them Enormous New Power
In the other case, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who is running for a second term, has been a prime supporter of a trial-attorney-backed initiative (Proposition 45) that would allow the insurance commissioner to control health-insurance rates, turning him into the de facto “insurance czar.”