Ads From Supporters Of Hospital Fee Initiative Ring True
But they do leave the impression that lawmakers are salivating to divert the money generated by the fee to purposes other than Medi-Cal unless voters act to guarantee it, which an analysis by The Sacramento Bee finds no evidence of.
Ad By Hospital Fee Proponents Is Truthful
Supporters of Proposition 52 took to the airwaves in mid-August and have run a heavy rotation of ads meant to build support for the hospital industry-sponsored measure that would place in the California Constitution an existing state charge on hospitals. Some of the ads feature a theme common in a state in which lawmakers are usually held in low esteem: The measure will keep the Legislature from diverting the money. (Miller, 10/14)