About Measure F
Voting YES vote on Measure F will help ensure patients receive quality healthcare that is fair and affordable by prohibiting hospitals from charging patients more than 15% above the actual cost of care.
Healthcare costs are skyrocketing. Meanwhile, Stanford Health Care is charging patients some of the highest prices in the state, making hundreds of millions of dollars in profits every year, all while being subsidized by taxpayers and sitting on $700 million in reserves.
At the same time, Stanford Health Care has one of the worst records on hospital-acquired conditions, including patient infections, in the state.
Here are the facts:
Measure F will help to bring our high healthcare costs under control, treating patients fairly and with dignity by ensuring they can’t be gouged for care they desperately need.
If Measure F passes, hospitals like Stanford can still make a profit while its patients benefit from lower healthcare costs and increased investment in patient care.
Measure F also requires healthcare providers who overcharge patients to rebate money paid for healthcare services.
As frontline healthcare providers and community leaders, we believe our patients deserve high-quality care that is safe and affordable.
Unfortunately, patients in our region are being forced to pay some of the highest costs of care in the state, even while being subjected to the risk of deadly healthcare-associated infections.
That’s just not fair.
Measure F places a critically needed check on local hospitals that put profits over patient care.
Join thousands of patients, healthcare providers and others by voting YES on Measure F.