2016 California Proposition 52

Proposition 52
Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program
Results
Votes %
Yes 9,427,714 70.07%
No 4,026,710 29.93%
Valid votes 13,454,424 92.09%
Invalid or blank votes 1,156,085 7.91%
Total votes 14,610,509 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 19,411,771 75.27%
Results by county
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  Yes     No
Source: California Secretary of State[1]

Proposition 52 is a California ballot proposition that passed on the November 8, 2016 ballot, regarding indefinitely extending an existing charge on hospitals to fund Medi-Cal health care services. The charge, called the "Hospital Quality Assurance Fee", has been collected since 2009 with temporary renewals and was scheduled to expire on January 1, 2018.[2]

Arguments for the measure stated that the charge helps to secure more than $4 billion in federal matching funds annually. Additionally, the measure would help curtail the diversion of some of the funds to things other than Medi-Cal.[3] Arguments against the measure stated that it lacks oversight and that there would still be no guarantee that funds would be spent on healthcare.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statement of Vote - November 8, 2016, General Election". December 16, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Official Voter Information Guide" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Yes on Proposition 52 to keep Medi-Cal funded". Los Angeles Times. September 13, 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  4. ^ Colliver, Victoria (September 9, 2016). "Prop. 52, a measure to fund Medi-Cal, is its own worst enemy". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  5. ^ "California Proposition 52, Voter Approval to Divert Hospital Fee Revenue Dedicated to Medi-Cal (2016)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 13 September 2016.

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