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Breakdown: Proposition 8

Here's an in-depth breakdown of Proposition 8, which will be on the election ballot on Nov. 6.

Posted: Oct 29, 2018 6:17 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 12:49 PM

DECISION: 

NO - 3,579,855 votes, 62 percent
YES -
2,230,873 votes, 38 percent

**REMINDER: These are the unofficial results from the midterm elections. All official results must be certified by the Secretary of State.

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Prop 8 - What is it about?

Proposition 8 is a vote on how much profit dialysis centers are allowed to make from patients needing treatment.

The office of statewide health planning and development said around 140,000 people in California need dialysis and major corporations control most of the clinics in California.

Proposition 8 would make centers report their costs and then cap their profit at 15 percent. If they go over that limit the money would go directly back to the insurance companies.

Opponents of Proposition 8 say that this could force some clinics to close because of the cost or drive up the price.

This could be especially harmful to people in rural areas who need dialysis.

Those for it say capping profit would drive costs down and even serve to improve the quality of those clinics. 

What would happen if passed?

The catch here is no one knows exactly what would happen if Prop 8 passes or fails.

Even the state voter guide says there is no telling whether this would have a positive or a negative impact saying “impacts could range from positive in the tens of millions of dollars to negative impacts in the tens of millions of dollars.”

What does my vote mean?

YES: Cap dialysis centers at 15 percent profit and starts an experiment of whether this would drive costs up or down

NO: The price points on dialysis remain the same and corporations get to keep the profit they make

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