Confused About Prop. 8, The Dialysis Clinic Ballot Measure? You’re Not Alone
Capital Public Radio lays out what it's all about and why an initiative to cap what clinics can spend on overhead and administrative costs versus actual care has become so contentious. Meanwhile, a look at search trends in California's swing districts reveals just how much voters care about health care.
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Why Proposition 8 Is One Of The Most Contentious, And Confusing, Ballot Measures In Play
Californians will vote in November on Proposition 8, which would regulate dialysis clinic spending. It’s a move that could either improve patient conditions or degrade them, depending on who you ask. (Caiola, 10/12)
Health Care Is Top Issue In California Swing Districts, Search Data Shows
Searches from California's most competitive swing districts are reflecting an outsize interest in health care issues, according to search data from Google Trends. In nearly all of the seven districts rated "Lean" or "Toss Up" by the Cook Political Report, election searches around health care issues outnumbered interest in issues like immigration or the economy. (Marzorati, 10/13)