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Sorting through misleading ads for the real Proposition 45
Sorting through misleading ads for the real Proposition 45

Would the real Proposition 45 please stand up? One of the main arguments advanced by the commercials aired and the torrent of mailers sent by the No on 45 campaign is that the measure would place healthcare in the hands of a single corruptible politician. "Who do you trust with your health care," a recent mailer asks, "a politician or your doctor? Prop. 45 gives one Sacramento politician control over medical treatment options." It's as if the No on 45 folks were trying to unleash the same "government takeover of healthcare" demon that Republican strategists employed so effectively in the debate over the 2010 Affordable Care Act. In this case, the...

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