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Should private hospitals pay a tax to fund MediCal?

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Proposition 52 Poll Results for Democrats

Yes

1,584 votes

78%

No

440 votes

22%

Distribution of answers submitted by Democrats.

2 Yes answers
2 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Oct 20, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Learn more about Proposition 52

Proposition 52 would make a temporary tax levied on private hospitals since 2009 permanent. In 2009 the state Legislature imposed a tax on private hospitals to fund the state's MediCal shortfall. Proponents argue that the tax goes right back into the hospitals in the form of MediCal reimbursements and helps the state's budget because the funds are matched by the federal government. In 2015 the tax raised $4 billion from private hospitals and a matching $4 billion from Washington. Proposition 52 would guarantee that the Medi-Cal funds raised by the hospital tax are spent reimbursing hospitals, not attending to any of Medi-Cal's many other needs. Opponents, including the SEIU, argue that it hurts private hospitals and their employees.  See recent Proposition 52 news

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