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Parental Notification - Prop. 73
Prescription Drug Discount - Prop. 78
Prescription Drug Discount - Prop. 79
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California's 2005 Election Resource for Health-Related Initiatives
On November 8, Californians have an opportunity to affect the future of the state's health care system by casting their vote on three health-related ballot measures. provides voters with facts and non-partisan analysis, as well as easy access to information on who supports and opposes the measures, who is paying for the campaigns, how much is being spent, results of statewide polls, and the latest news.

Proposition 73 | Waiting Period & Parental Notification for the Termination of a Minor's Pregnancy
Bars abortion on an unemancipated minor until 48 hours after her physician notifies her parent or legal guardian, except in medical emergency or with parental or judicial waiver.

Proposition 78 | California State Pharmacy Assistance Program
Establishes a discount prescription drug program for Californians at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level. Drug company participation optional.

Proposition 79 | Cheaper Prescription Drugs for California Act
Provides for prescription drug discounts to Californians at or below 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Drug companies must participate in program to get Medi-Cal contracts.

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