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News Story
10/7/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Proponents of Proposition 45, the ballot measure that would give the insurance commissioner the power to reject unreasonable health rate increases, say they’re simply trying to do for health premiums what was done for auto and home insurance more than 25 years ago. Those who oppose Prop. 45 argue the measure puts too much power in the...
News Story
10/7/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
PROP. 45 — HEALTH CARE INSURANCE YES Endorsed by the California Nurses Association, Consumer Watchdog, and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, Prop. 45 seeks to place controls on rising health care insurance costs by making rate changes subject to approval by the California Insurance Commissioner. It also provides for public notice,...
News Story
10/7/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
From the start, even fans recognized that one of Obamacare’s great weaknesses was its failure to regulate insurance rates. Washington orders you to buy insurance, but can’t police how insurance companies raise your rates, a decision that made the Affordable Care Act a big moneymaker for the insurance industry. Now, determined to...
News Story
10/6/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio news broadcast. Proposition 45 on the November state ballot would give the California insurance commissioner’s office the same power to regulate health insurance costs as the office has over auto and homeowner rates. Opponents argue that the proposition's timing and approach are wrong,...
News Story
10/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Sherri Stoddard is a registered nurse who works in San Luis Obispo County, and serves on the board of directors of the 86,000-member California Nurses Association, which supports Proposition 45.   As a registered nurse, I've seen patients pay the price for immorally high costs that health insurance companies charge for needed medical care...
News Story
10/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
WHAT IT DOES: Requires the California insurance commissioner to approve rates for certain types of health insurance, specifically individual and small group health plans. The rate-approval process would be similar to a process that is currently used for other types of insurance, such as automobile and homeowner's policies. WHO SUPPORTS IT:...
News Story
10/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Proposition 45 offers a simple choice for voters: Do they want the state insurance commissioner to regulate health care rates for small businesses and individual health plans? The campaign fight over whether that would be beneficial for consumers is much more complicated. Initiative proponents, led by Democratic Insurance...
News Story
10/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The coalition trying to stop the rate-regulation initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot has gone up with another TV ad, this one focusing on small-business owners. Proposition 45 would require the state’s elected insurance commissioner to sign off on health insurance rate changes. Below is text of the ad and an analysis from Christopher Cadelago of...
News Release
10/3/2014
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- Proposition 45, the health insurance reform initiative on the November ballot, is following the path taken by the 1988 insurance reform initiative on which it is based, Proposition 103.  The landmark insurance reform overcame $63 million in insurance industry spending and the opposition of the entire California political...
News Story
10/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. As part of our ongoing California Election Watch 2014 coverage we'll discuss Proposition 45, which would give the California state insurance commissioner the authority to reject excessive health insurance premium rate hikes. Host: Judy Campbell Guests: Jamie Court, president of...