Thank you for your comment! It is definitely a split issue. My support for the proposition really relies upon the endorsements of the LA and CA dems as well as other political and union organizations. I really rely on their competence in this issue. I honestly believe that the only way to truly protect patients though is through implementing a universal health care bill either at the California level or at the US level. Until then we are in a kind of lose-lose situation where insurance companies, unions, and healthcare providers are at a deadlock.
I am a strong unionization supporter and I understand people become worried that unionization happens at the expense of the consumer — -and most time it does initially as large companies struggle to keep budgets as low as possible and profits up— -but these individuals, these workers, also deserve the opportunity to unionize, have better and more sustainable working conditions to provide the best care. As I have understood it, a lot of the NO votes have really played up this “who is at the expense” and “who suffers” discourse. Until we have strong unions again and a universal healthcare system, this will continue to be a problem.
I’m sorry if this is not the answer you were hoping to read. I really applaud you for publishing your opinion — — because that is democracy.
The important thing is that we all show up on election day!