The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2014

California Voters Reject Proposition 46

The Doctors Company would like to thank all our members who helped us defeat Proposition 46. Thanks to all of you who contributed, talked to patients, and voted no on 46, our strong coalition of healthcare providers, labor, and business groups was able to defeat this deceptive and destructive measure. While the ever-present inflationary increases in claims costs will continue, we have avoided catastrophic changes in the California medical liability environment.

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