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OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY
Prepared by the Attorney General

Proposition 72

Health Care Coverage Requirements.
Referendum.

A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects legislation that:
  • Provides for individual and dependent health care coverage for employees, as specified, working for large and medium employers;
  • Requires that employers pay at least 80% of coverage cost; maximum 20% employee contribution;
  • Requires employers to pay for health coverage or pay fee to medical insurance board that purchases primarily private health coverage;
  • Applies to employers with 200 or more employees beginning 1/1/06;
  • Applies to employers with 50 to 199 employees beginning 1/1/07. Applies to employers with 20 to 49 employees if tax credit enacted.

Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:

  • Expenditures fully offset by fee revenues paid mainly by employers, which could range from tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars annually, to fund a new state program primarily to purchase private health insurance coverage.
  • Reduction in county health program costs potentially in the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
  • Uncertain net fiscal impact on state-supported health programs.
  • Increased costs potentially in the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually for state and local public agencies to provide additional health coverage for their employees.
  • Net reduction in state tax revenues potentially in the low hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • In summary, unknown net savings or costs to state and local government.



 
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