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HEALTH CARE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Declares access to quality health care a right of all California residents. Requires Legislature to enact health insurance program meeting stated standards, including: availability to all California residents; comprehensive coverage, including health care, preventive care, long-term care, mental health services; individual choice of health care provider; provisions to minimize waste, inefficiency and administrative costs; cost controls with per capita cost not to exceed 1992 cost of covered services, increased by inflation rate. If cost control provision is met, program appropriations in excess of 1992-93 state health care expenditures are exempt from state appropriations limit. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Fiscal effect unknown because dependent upon specifics of program enacted by Legislature and effect of program on overall spending for health care. Could result in costs of billions of dollars annually.
Stephen D. Schear, 2529 Grande Vista Avenue, Oakland, California 94601 (415) 658-2500
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Health Care. California Initiative 534 (1991).