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The California Debate: Competing Drug Discount Programs for Millions of Residents

Major campaigns are under way to create a state government program to help five to ten million California residents benefit from significant drug discounts. California's two competing prescription drug voter initiatives — Proposition 78 (Cal Rx) and Proposition 79 (Cal Rx Plus) — offer proposals to use California's state government staff, plus an unspecified amount of state funding, to create a drug discount program for limited-income, uninsured residents of all ages.

A new report from Medpin, "The California Debate: Competing Drug Discount Programs for Millions of Residents," explores the provisions and implications of Propositions 78 and 79. In addition to comparing and contrasting the two initiatives, the report reviews the recent history of drug discount efforts in California, the mixed success of which suggests implementation concerns for both Proposition 78 and 79.

The California Debate: Competing Drug Discount Programs for Millions of Residents (pdf)

Press Release (pdf)

Text of Proposition 78 - Cal Rx (pdf)

Text of Proposition 79 - Cal Rx Plus (pdf)

 

 

 

 

 

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