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Video
5/10/2017
Posted by Connor
Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog tells KCBS that the AHCA, or "Trumpcare", will hurt consumers and patients, leading to worse coverage at a much higher rate for all.
Video
3/15/2017
Posted by Connor
The GOP's proposed American Healthcare Act would drive up prices for the elderly, sick, and those with lower incomes says Consumer Watchdog.
Video
3/2/2017
Posted by Connor
KCAL TV 9 interviews Carmen Balber of Consumer Watchdog about the details of the GOP's coming Obamacare replacement and the potential for serious drawbacks for consumers.
Courtroom Case
1/18/2017
Posted by Laura Antonini
Paul Simon v. Blue Cross of California d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC639205 A California class-action lawsuit was filed on October 31, 2016 on behalf of California Anthem enrollees by attorneys for Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP and Consumer Watchdog targeting Anthem for characterizing and marketing its 2017...
Video
9/24/2015
Posted by Eddie B
The CEOs of Aetna and Anthem did the health insurance consolidation dance at a U.S. Senate hearing on Sept. 22. Aetna has plans to acquire Humana, and Anthem wants to buy Cigna. Both claim the mergers will improve care and cut costs for consumers. But never in the history of health insurance mergers have prices gone down for consumers when there...
News Release
6/2/2015
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA -- A Kaiser Family Foundation survey showing that 44 percent of Covered California policyholders have difficulty paying health insurance premiums is yet more evidence that California needs health insurance rate regulation, Consumer Watchdog said today. In addition to cost hardships for those currently insured, more than 40 percent...
News Release
5/13/2015
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA -- The state’s tax board must make public an audit and other records related to its historic decision to revoke Blue Shield of California’s tax-exempt status, according to letters sent today by Consumer Watchdog. Millions purchased health plans late last year believing Blue Shield was a "non-profit." Download...
Article
10/28/2014
Posted by rob
“We’ve paid well over $100,000 in premiums and received almost zero health care services.”   Over the last 22 years my wife and I have paid an ever-increasing monthly premium for high-deductible health insurance policies. We did so to keep our costs low, but such plans come with almost zero actual health care benefits and...
Article
10/13/2014
Posted by rob
“Premiums for our company have gone up 37% since 2010, and our yearly health insurance dread just came in for 2015: HMO premiums up 7% and PPO up 9%. We can’t afford this. I don’t know what to do.” Diana Guth, BA, RRT Owner, Home Respiratory Care Sleep Solutions As a Registered Respiratory Therapist and the owner of Home...
Article
9/25/2014
Posted by rob
"Not one doctor that I have recently spoken with even knows what an EPO Health Plan is." Janis Logsdon, Brea, CA I am paying almost $600 a month for my new Anthem Blue Cross EPO plan, which is double what I paid last year for a PPO that I was happy with. For me it meant the total destruction and loss of my perfect, for me,...