Shall $750 million general obligation bonds be authorized for grants to
eligible children's hospitals for construction, expansion,
remodeling, renovation, furnishing and equipping children's
- Authorizes $750,000,000 in general obligation bonds, to be repaid from state's General Fund, for grants to eligible children's hospitals for construction, expansion, remodeling, renovation, furnishing and equipping children's hospitals.
- 20% of bonds are for grants to specified University of California general acute care hospitals; 80% of bonds are for grants to general acute care hospitals that focus on children with illnesses such as leukemia, heart defects, sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis, provide comprehensive services to a high volume of children eligible for government programs, and that meet other stated requirements.
State cost of about $1.5 billion over
30 years to pay off both the principal ($750 million) and interest
($756 million) costs of the bonds. Payments of about $50
million per year.
- A YES vote of this measure means:
- The state could sell
$750 million in general obligation
bonds for the construction,
equipping, financing, or refinancing of children's hospitals.
- A NO vote of this measure means:
- The state would not
sell the $750 million in general
obligation bonds proposed for
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 61:
- Everyday, California's Children's
Hospitals save lives.
Children with leukemia, cancer,
cystic fibrosis, and heart
disease. 80% of children with
leukemia are making it. 90%
are coming through delicate
heart surgery. Proposition 61
doesn't raise taxes. It does
give the sickest kids in
California the best care on
Full Text of Argument In Favor
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 61:
- Rebuilding a few children's
hospitals will make some
building contractors richer;
however, it will not, by itself,
provide health care for anyone.
What we need--in
California and across
America--is some sort of "single-payer" health care system
which cuts out the middlemen
Full Text of Argument Against
- Contact FOR Proposition 61:
- Charity Bracy
California Children's Hospitals Association
3914 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 125
San Diego, CA 92123
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 61:
- Gary B. Wesley
Attorney at Law
707 Continental Circle
Mountain View, CA 94040
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