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In Case You Missed It: Bakersfield Californian Opposes Proposition 8

October 3, 2018

SARAMENTO – Calling it “an example of a special interest” misusing the state’s initiative system, the Bakersfield Californian has recommended that voters reject Proposition 8, the dangerous dialysis proposition that will risk the lives of the nearly 70,000 dialysis patients in California. So far, every newspaper editorial board that has evaluated Prop 8 has recommended

No on Proposition 8 Campaign Releases New Ad Featuring California Medical Association, American Nurses Association\California and American College of Emergency Room Physicians of California.

October 1, 2018

Leading Medical Experts Warn Proposition 8 is Dangerous for Dialysis Patients and Bad for California SACRAMENTO – The No on Proposition 8 campaign today released a new television ad featuring trusted medical experts warning of the dangers Proposition 8 will bring to dialysis patients in California. The most recent ad, “Doctors and Nurses Say NO

In Case You Missed It: Sacramento Bee, Modesto Bee & Merced Sun-Star Oppose Proposition 8

September 13, 2018

SARAMENTO – Three more newspaper editorial boards came out in opposition to Proposition 8 today. The Sacramento Bee, Modesto Bee and Merced Sun-Star urged voters to reject the measure “to protect patient safety” and to put patients before the union-supporters’ political objectives. Prop 8 jeopardizes access to dialysis care that patients need to survive. More

In Case You Missed It: San Diego Union-Tribune & Santa Rosa Press Democrat Urge a NO Vote on Proposition 8

September 12, 2018

SARAMENTO – Saying Proposition 8 represents “an abuse of the initiative system” and “could lead to the closure of an unknown number of dialysis clinics,” the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and the San Diego Union-Tribune have editorialized against Proposition 8 and recommended to their reader that they reject the measure. Prop 8 jeopardizes access to

In Case You Missed It: “San Francisco Chronicle Opposes Prop 8”

September 10, 2018

Says Prop 8 “could present serious problems for some of the nearly 70,000 dialysis patients in California” SARAMENTO – Stating that Prop 8 is “a measure that does not belong on the state ballot” and “could present serious problems for some of the nearly 70,000 dialysis patients in California,” the San Francisco Chronicle editorialized against

In Case You Missed It: San Jose Mercury News & East Bay Times Oppose Prop 8

August 23, 2018

“This would be a devastating development for patients, who could be forced to travel longer distances to receive treatments.” SARAMENTO –Equating Proposition 8 to a “long history of propositions gone awry,” the San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times editorialized against the dialysis proposition saying it is “a classic example of a ballot measure

Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations Opposes Proposition 8 – the Dangerous Dialysis Proposition

August 6, 2018

Ethnic physicians join broad coalition of more than 100 organizations opposing measure that puts dialysis patient lives at risk SACRAMENTO – Today, the No on Proposition 8 campaign announced that the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) has formally opposed Proposition 8. NEPO is coalition of more than 40 ethnic physician organizations in California and

More Than 100 Groups Oppose Proposition 8, the Dangerous Dialysis Proposition

July 31, 2018

Organizations including nurses, doctors, clinics, patient advocates, veterans and others opposing measure that puts dialysis patients’ lives at risk  SACRAMENTO – Stop the Dangerous Dialysis Proposition, the coalition opposed to Proposition 8 on the California November ballot, announced today that more than 100 groups are now opposed to the flawed measure. The broad coalition includes

California’s Independent Legislative Analyst Says Prop 8 Could Force Community Dialysis Clinics to Scale Back Operations or Close, Disrupting Patient Access to Treatment and Leading to Health Complications.

July 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – As part of the official analysis prepared for the Voter Information Guide mailed to all registered voters, the independent, nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) highlighted potential significant negative consequences for patients should Proposition 8 pass in November. The LAO describes “major sources of uncertainty” (pg 6) with how the measure would be implemented and how

New Study from Former State Legislative Analyst Finds Proposition 8 Will Put Eighty-Three Percent (83%) of Dialysis Clinics in the Red

July 23, 2018

Dangerous Dialysis Proposition would force clinic closure – endangering the lives of vulnerable patients who need dialysis three days a week to survive SACRAMENTO – A new independent analysis of Proposition 8 by California’s former Legislative Analyst Bill Hamm and the economic consulting firm Berkeley Research Group (BRG), found that Prop 8 – the dialysis

Coalition of Doctors, Nurses, Patients, Caregivers Vows to Defeat the Dangerous Dialysis Proposition That Puts Dialysis Patients’ Lives at Risk

June 28, 2018

Deeply-flawed initiative will be on the November 2018 California ballot SACRAMENTO – Patients and Caregivers to Protect Dialysis Patients, a coalition of nearly 100 groups, vowed today to soundly defeat the Dangerous Dialysis Proposition which the California Secretary of State announced will be on the California November 2018 ballot. Opponents, including the American Nurses Association

Coalition of Emergency Room Doctors, Physicians, Nurses, Patient Advocacy Groups and Dialysis Clinics Vow to Defeat Deeply- Flawed Dialysis Proposition Now Eligible for November Ballot

May 30, 2018

Dangerous measure puts the lives of vulnerable dialysis patients at risk. SACRAMENTO – Today, the Secretary of State announced that the Deeply-Flawed Dialysis Proposition had submitted enough signatures to be eligible for the November ballot. Unless proponents withdraw this measure by June 28, 2018, the measure will appear on the ballot this fall. In response,

In Case You Missed It: Emergency Room Doctors Oppose Dialysis Ballot Measure in California

May 7, 2018

California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians says measure would “increase (dialysis patient) risk for life-threatening complications” SACRAMENTO – The California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) announced its opposition to the deeply-flawed dialysis proposition aimed for the November 2018 ballot. California ACEP joins the coalition of more than 65

In Case You Missed It: California Medical Association Opposes the Dangerous Dialysis Proposition

April 26, 2018

CMA, representing 43,000 California physicians, says the proposition “puts patients’ lives at risk”. SACRAMENTO – The California Medical Association (CMA), representing more than 43,000 physicians, formally announced its opposition to the deeply-flawed dialysis proposition aimed for the November 2018 ballot. CMA joins more than 60 other organizations representing patient advocates, doctors, nurses, dialysis clinics, veterans

Dialysis Patient Advocacy Groups Join Coalition of Doctors, Nurses, Dialysis Caregivers, and Veterans to Oppose the Deeply-Flawed Dialysis Proposition That Puts Vulnerable Dialysis Patients at Severe Risk

April 3, 2018

Coalition now more than 60 organizations (and growing). SACRAMENTO – Dialysis patient advocacy groups are lining up to oppose a deeply-flawed ballot measure that if passed, would put the lives of vulnerable dialysis patients at risk. Patient advocates are joining Patients and Caregivers to Protect Dialysis Patients, a coalition of more than 60 groups representing

Coalition of Doctors, Nurses, Dialysis Caregivers, Patient Advocates and Veterans Oppose Deeply-Flawed Dialysis Proposition That Puts Vulnerable Dialysis Patients at Severe Risk

February 27, 2018

United Healthcare Workers (UHW) is abusing the ballot measure process as part of a union organizing campaign SACRAMENTO – A broad coalition of doctors, nurses, patients, caregivers, veterans, and other health care providers announced today it plans to fight on behalf of California dialysis patients to oppose the deeply- flawed dialysis ballot measure likely on