Four initiatives failed to qualify for the November, 2012, ballot; two dealing with hospitals and two with abortion access.
An initiative that would have put limits on hospital charges to 125% of the actual cost of care did not collect enough valid signatures. This measure would also have mandated annual care expense and revenue reports.
A second hospital related initiative would have required nonprofit hospitals to provide free to needy patients to a maximum of at least five percent of their total care annually. It also failed to collect enough signatures.
Two initiatives dealing with abortion access for minor women also failed to collect enough signers. The first would have imposed a waiting period and parental notification for all females under 18 seeking abortion services. The second would have imposed the same restrictions but did allow exceptions to the notification required for medical emergencies.