Doctors Union Against Having UC Manage Prison Health
Members of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, which represents more than 800 California prison employees, spoke out during a meeting of the University of California regents against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) plan to have medical school staff manage prison health care. Union members said that UC staff would encounter violent patients and that the plan would cost more than expected. Regent Sherry Lansing said UC would not agree to the plan unless it would provide a guaranteed revenue stream, adding that the plan needs to be studied.
- "Schwarzenegger's Proposal on Prison Health Care Draws Criticism" (Gordon, Los Angeles Times, 5/21).