Extends indefinitely an existing statute that imposes fees on hospitals to obtain federal matching funds. • Uses fees to fund Medi-Cal health care services, care for uninsured patients, and children’s health coverage. • Requires voter approval to change use of fees or funds. • Permits other amendments or repeal by Legislature with a two-thirds vote. • Declares fee proceeds do not count as revenue toward state spending limit or Proposition 98 funding requirement. • The fiscal effect of this measure is uncertain primarily because it is not known whether the Legislature would have extended the hospital fee absent the measure. • If the Legislature would have extended the hospital fee absent this measure, the measure would likely have relatively little fiscal effect on the state and local governments. • If the Legislature would not have extended the hospital fee absent the measure, the measure could result in state General Fund savings of around $1 billion annually and increased funding for public hospitals in the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 7222412; A: 69.8; N: 3121424; B: 30.2
Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute
C. DUANE DAUNER, PresidentCalifornia Hospital AssociationTHERESA ULLRICH, MSN, NP-C PresidentCalifornia Association of Nurse PractitionersDEBORAH HOWARD, Executive DirectorCalifornia Senior Advocates League
VOTE NO ON PROP. 52www.No0n52.comVIRGINIA ANDERS-ELLMORE, Nurse PractitionerMICHELLE ROSS, Healthcare WorkerJOVITA SALCEDO, Medi-Cal Beneficiary
Rebuttal Against Author
ANN-LOUISE KUHNS, PresidentCalifornia Children’s Hospital AssociationGARY PASSMORE, Vice PresidentCongress of California SeniorsDR. SHANNON UDOVIC-CONSTANT, TrusteeCalifornia Medical Association
Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute California Proposition 52 (2016).