Home › Holding Health Insurers Accountable

Holding Health Insurers Accountable

News Story
7/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Make no mistake, the fall election season began on the evening of June 3, just as soon as the primary election polls closed. But no one has spent much on the election since then, nor has the vast majority of voters focused on any issues to be decided in November.     This will change in a month or so, when the campaign gets underway...
News Release
7/22/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber
SANTA MONICA, CA – Dolores Huerta, the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, and an icon of the labor and civil rights movements has endorsed Proposition 45, the health insurance rate regulation initiative which will appear on the November 2014 California ballot. Huerta...
News Story
7/21/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
No law has done more to reform health insurance and protect consumers against the industry's most heinous practices than the Affordable Care Act. But Obamacare didn't magically transform insurers into benevolent entities solely devoted to taking care of sick people. Health insurance companies, even those that are not-for-profit, have to...
News Story
7/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Several Marin customers of Anthem Blue Cross Monday cheered on the efforts of a consumer watchdog group that has sued the California-based insurance giant for allegedly misrepresenting its new "Obamacare" plans. Anthem Blue Cross misled "millions of enrollees" about whether their doctors and hospitals were participating in its...
News Story
7/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio news broadcast. A consumer group said Wednesday it has filed a class action lawsuit that accuses a top California health insurer of fraud and unfair business practices allegedly intended to lure customers into buying its health insurance plans.  The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County...
News Story
7/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross is now facing multiple lawsuits over the narrow physician networks it used in plans on California's ObamaCare exchange, according to a report. A new lawsuit filed Tuesday in state court alleges that the insurance giant misled consumers into buying plans with narrow networks when they believed they were receiving more...
News Story
7/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross misrepresented the size of its physician and hospital networks in an effort to bolster sales during the Affordable Care Act enrollment period, according to a lawsuit announced on Wednesday. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog, contends the insurer also concealed the fact...
News Story
7/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Bait and switch? A consumer group is going after one of the state's largest health providers. A class action lawsuit has been filed that alleges Anthem Blue Cross tried to inflate its market share by overstating the number of doctors and hospitals in its network during the open enrollment period for Obamacare. Consumer Watchdog also alleges...
News Release
7/9/2014
Posted by Laura Antonini
Santa Monica, CA - Blue Cross vastly misrepresented the size of its physician and hospital networks and other key health plan contract terms in order to increase sales during the Affordable Care Act’s ‘open enrollment period’ that ended on March 31, according to a new California class action lawsuit filed by Blue Cross customers...
News Story
7/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES -- California insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross misled "millions of enrollees" about whether their doctors and hospitals were participating in its new "Obamacare" plans and failed to disclose that many policies wouldn't cover care outside its approved network, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday....