Ethan Explains California Proposition 52
California has 17 statewide ballot initiatives this year. Here I talk about Proposition 52 “Medi‐Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.”
California politicians just can’t help themselves to fund whatever they want with money earmarked for a specific purpose.
In this case, California passed a law in 2009 to tax hospitals for raising funds to get maximum matching federal dollars for Medicare. Medicare in California is called Medi-Cal.
The politicians have basically stolen $900 million out of this fund to move into the general fund. Prop 52 will require a 2/3 vote to make any changes in the future instead of just a majority vote, making it much more difficult to raid.
I say stop the profligate spending. Start by voting YES on Proposition 52 November 8th.
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