Calif. Union Begins Collecting Signatures for Ballot Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Health Care Costs
This week, the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West began collecting signatures for ballot initiatives aimed at reducing health care costs. One measure would ban hospitals from charging more than 25% above the actual cost of care, while another would bar not-for-profit hospital executives from collecting annual salaries greater than $450,000. Supporters must collect 505,000 valid signatures for each measure to qualify for the November ballot.
- "Ballot Drive Seeks Cap on Health Costs, CEO Pay" (Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/14).