Web Site Is One-stop Resource on Health Care Ballot Initiatives

CHCF and the Center for Governmental Studies create a comprehensive. nonpartisan resource


MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:
For the first time in nearly a decade, Californians will have an opportunity this November to cast their votes on a number of measures that affect their health and the future of health care in the state. Where can you go for a balanced overview of the issues? HealthVote.org provides media and the public with a one-stop, nonpartisan information resource on the five health-related ballot measures, along with regular email updates on campaign contributions, polls, and issues. The five measures are:

  • Prop 61 — Funding for Children’s Hospital Projects
  • Prop 63 — Funding for Expansion of Mental Health Services
  • Prop 67 — Funding for Uncompensated Emergency Services
  • Prop 71 — Funding and Regulating Stem Cell Research
  • Prop 72 — Referendum on the Health Insurance Act of 2003 (SB 2)

HOW:
HealthVote.org features:

Facts & Analysis: The who, what, why, and potential impact of each health-related measure, including background information and pros and cons.

MoneyWatch: Ongoing analysis of pro and con campaign contributions.

AdWatch: Access to TV, radio, and print ads, as well as estimated statewide and per-market ad expenditures.

PollWatch: Access to Field Poll results and other statewide nonpartisan public opinion surveys.

For & Against: The official ballot summary, arguments, and rebuttals in an easy-to-read format.

In addition, CHCF has developed the SB 2 Cost Estimator, an online tool designed to help firms and individuals estimate the cost of health insurance under the requirements of SB 2, which can be accessed through the link below.

WHO:
HealthVote.org is a collaboration between two nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations—the California HealthCare Foundation, an independent philanthropy committed to improving California’s health care financing and delivery systems, and the Center for Governmental Studies, which pioneers innovative uses of new technology to increase civic engagement in the democratic process.


About the California Health Care Foundation

The California Health Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.