At Least Two Measures on November California Ballot Hit Health Issues
Of the eleven ballot propositions that have qualified for the Nov. 4 ballot so far, two are related to health care, the Ventura County Star reports.
The health care-related measures are:
- A proposition to authorize $980 million in bonds to fund the construction, expansion, renovation and equipment for children's hospitals; and
- A measure that would require the parents of a girl under 18 to be notified at least 48 hours before a physician could administer an abortion (Herdt, Ventura County Star, 6/27).
Voters rejected similar parental notification measures for abortions in 2005 and 2006 (California Healthline, 6/2).
In 2004, California voters approved Proposition 61, which authorized the state to issue $750 million in bonds for construction, expansion and renovation of state children's hospitals (California Healthline, 5/12). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.