Large Number Of Undecided Voters Casts Uncertainty Over Prop. 61’s Fate
Only 16 percent of Californians polled say they'll vote no on the initiative to curb high drug costs, but 34 percent said they are undecided.
LA Daily News:
Will Prop. 61 Drive Prescription Drug Prices Up Or Down?
A closely watched California prescription drug-pricing initiative got off to an early lead in polls, but a third of those surveyed were undecided, setting the stage for a battle to the finish. The California Drug Price Relief Act would require the state to pay no more for prescription drugs than the Department of Veterans Affairs pays for the same medication. ... Proponents say the measure would save California taxpayers about $5.7 billion over 10 years. But DiCamillo points to cautionary words in Proposition 61’s official ballot summary that say the amount of potential savings is unknown, in part because drug companies may decide to hike prices to make up for the lost discounts if the measure becomes law. (Seipel, 10/5)