Proposition 8: Dialysis Clinic Regulation
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Yes votes: 4,845,264 (40.1%)
No votes:7,247,917 (59.9%)
Proposition 8 would require dialysis clinics to issue refunds to patients or patients' when the clinic exceeds a revenue cap of 115 percent on service and improvement costs. Specifically, costs in staff salaries, facilities maintenance, supplies and medication, and adminsitrative systems. Clinics would also have to pay interest on refund amounts. The proposition would require clinics to submit annual reports detailing treatment numbers, costs, and refunds paid.
- Public Policy Institute of California
- Survey USA Election Poll #24450, Oct. 2018
- SurveyUSA Election Poll #24538, Nov. 2018
Supporters of Proposition 8 believe that the measure will provide dialysis clinics strong incentives to lower costs and better care. They believe that dialysis clinics have reports of unsterile conditions and this measure will force companies to improve conditions or refund their customers.
Opponents believe Proposition 8 will remove access to treatment for many dialysis patients. They say that the measure will force companies to operate at a loss and will cause many clinics to close or reduce services.