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Your Call: How would Proposition 46 impact medical care in California?

Oct 29, 2014

 

  

On the October 29th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a debate on Proposition 46, the ballot initiative that would raise the cap on damages in malpractice suits and enforce mandatory drug testing on doctors. Supporters of Proposition 46 argue that medical negligence is too common and pain and suffering damage awards are too low. Opponents say the initiative isn’t about protecting patients, but increasing medical lawsuit payouts to trial lawyers. Election Day is next week - what questions do you have on Proposition 46? It’s Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.

Guests:

Bob Pack, co-author of Proposition 46, who became a patient safety advocate after his children were killed by a driver high on painkillers prescribed by six different doctors

Jason Kinney, spokesperson for the No on 46 campaign

Web Resources:

Ballotpedia: Proposition 47

Yes on 46

No on 46

MotherJones: Drugs, Doctors, and Death Threats: Inside the Battle Over California's Prop. 46

L.A. Times: Lawyers versus doctors in costly Prop. 46 campaign wars

Protect Consumer Justice: Bob Pack: The man behind California’s patient safety initiative

Contra Costa Times: Prop. 46: East Bay family's tragedy sparks clash of special-interest titans