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Video
11/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Lauren Sivan looks at what Prop 45 will do for consumers if passed, and how the insurance companies are spending tens of millions of dollars to stop it.
Blog Post
11/3/2014
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
No candidate on the ballot this year can do as much for you as two propositions backed by Consumer Watchdog, Consumer Federation and other champions of the underdog.  YES ON PROP 45 will give us the power to stop price gouging by the health insurance companies. Congress requires us to buy health insurance, but they didn’...
News Story
11/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Voters are usually inclined to vote their pocketbooks. But that's become more difficult with every election, as the pocketbooks that carry the most weight aren't those of the individual voter, but corporations and plutocrats. Recent history tells us that the magnitude of big donors' campaign spending rises as their commitment to the...
News Story
10/31/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
It’s certainly one way to get a message across. Angered over what they view as excessive hikes in health insurance rates and the $57 million health insurers have spent to defeat California Proposition 45, members of Consumer Watchdog, the California Nurses Association and supports of Yes on Proposition 45 delivered a truckload of steer...
News Story
10/31/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Would the real Proposition 45 please stand up? One of the main arguments advanced by the commercials aired and the torrent of mailers sent by the No on 45 campaign is that the measure would place healthcare in the hands of a single corruptible politician. "Who do you trust with your health care," a recent mailer asks, "a politician...
News Story
10/31/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Larry Leisenring, a San Clemente resident, knows something about unwelcome increases in the cost of health care.   ANA VENEGAS , STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Prop. 45 support slips Results of three polls released over the past ten days: Field Poll: 30% for, 42% against Public Policy Institute of California: 39% for, 46% against Hoover...
News Story
10/30/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Four health insurance companies are spending $56 million to defeat California Proposition 45, a ballot measure to be decided Tuesday, which I wrote, that bans excessive insurance rate hikes. The insurance companies have unleashed a torrent of deceptive advertising but have remarkably refused to issue a single comment to the news media on Prop 45,...
News Story
10/30/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Yes on Proposition 45 supporters rallied this month outside Blue Shield of California in El Segundo. The ballot measure would require health insurance companies to justify rate increases. Photo Credit Monica Almeida/The New York Times   LOS ANGELES — A year after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect, California voters are now...
Blog Post
10/30/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
Four health insurance companies are spending $56 million to defeat California Proposition 45, a ballot measure to be decided Tuesday, which I wrote, that bans excessive insurance rate hikes. The insurance companies have unleashed a torrent of deceptive advertising but have remarkably refused to issue a single comment to the news media on Prop 45...
News Story
10/30/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog, the non-profit group behind Proposition 45, is firing back at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over her opposition to the measure. The proposition would give the state's insurance commissioner the power to reject excessive rate hikes for health insurance. In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial...