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CA Physicians Overwhelmingly Oppose Radical Health Care Price Fixing Bill that Would Significantly Reduce Patient Access and Consumer Choice, While Increasing Out-of-Pocket Costs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2018
SOURCE: California Medical Association
Sacramento, CALIF. – Today, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) announced radical new legislation that would increase patient out-of-pocket costs and result in a dangerous government intrusion into the health care market by creating state-sanctioned rationing of health care for all Californians.
Assembly Bill 3087 would establish an undemocratic, government-run commission with nine political appointees who would unilaterally set the price for all medical services that are not already controlled by the government, essentially eliminating commercial health care markets in California. None of the political appointees are required to be patient-focused or have any tangible experience in the delivery of health care to patients.
“No state in America has ever attempted such an unproven policy of inflexible, government-managed price caps across every health care service,” said California Medical Association (CMA) President Theodore M. Mazer. “It threatens to reverse the historic gains for health coverage and access made in California since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.”
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