The Fight Against California’s Proposition 46 Isn’t Cheap
In the months leading up to November, millions of dollars will be spent to persuade voters to do one thing that California courts and legislators have refused to do – inflate the cap on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.This is going on the California November ballot as Proposition 46.
Proposition 46’s lead spokesperson, Bob Pack, who lost his two children in 2004 when a woman high on prescription pills ran them over, is primarily supported by two organizations, Consumer Watchdog and Consumer Attorneys of California.Pack stated that there is a good chance that the organizations looking to pass Proposition 46 are set to raise around $10 million dollars.
As for the opposition, according to the California Medical Association, the “Vote No On 46” campaign has about $34 million in the bank at the moment, with a sizable amount donated from a wide range of coalition members committed to defeating the measure. However, it is believed that most of the money raised in opposition to Proposition 46 isn’t just coming from the California Medical Association. In fact, most of the money raised has not come not from CMA, but from malpractice insurance firms, according to Eric Bailey, communications director for Consumer Attorneys.