Massachusetts voters today voiced support for the high-quality of patient care at the state’s hospitals, defeating a measure that would have imposed rigid mandated staffing ratios.
“We found that the scientific evidence argues against Question 1.”
“We think that making such a significant move in the absence of little more than trust-me, he-said-she-said talking points is dangerous and irresponsible.”
“If passed, it will create chaos and send shockwaves that will reverberate throughout the healthcare industry in Massachusetts.”
“If the nurses union backing this and the state agency it wants to oversee it are so far apart on its impacts, how is the average voter supposed to make a rational decision?”