Vote NO on Prop 11: People Over Profits (Protect Public Health and Safety!)

“One of the world’s largest private ambulance companies has sponsored this proposition in an effort to maintain current “creative” business practices that place the public and their employees at risk. Their bottom line is not the employees that serve the public, or the public they serve, but profit. This page has been made in an effort to educate the public on how detrimental this proposition is to the public, long-term, and the precedent it sets for the entire nation.”

Vote YES on Prop 4 for Children’s Hospitals

Prop 4 for Children’s Hospitals

This year’s Proposition 4 is the smallest bond measure on the November ballot, but it is no less crucial for that. The $1.5 billion would go to improving the capacity, safety and equipment in a select number of crucial children’s hospitals across California. In both 2004 and 2008, voters approved similar measures for other hospitals and now the time has come out to add our own region’s Valley Children’s Hospital to the list.

These hospitals need this extra bit of money now because a growing percentage of their patients are on MediCal and the state reimburses hospitals for those services at one of the lowest rates in the country. At the same time, the deadline to renovate for new safety standards still looms in 2030 and the hospitals need this extra push to insure they can get it done. While a long-term solution would need to be an increase in MediCal payouts, this Proposition ensures that while the details of such a complicated overhaul are being worked out the children of the Central Valley, and the rest of the state, don’t suffer.