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News Story
10/28/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Of the 1.4 million Californians who purchased health insurance this year through the Covered California purchasing exchange, 94 percent bought their plans from just four insurance carriers. Outside of the purchasing exchange, in the private market for individual and small-business policies, about 80 percent of the market is controlled by the big...
News Release
10/27/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA --- Consumer Watchdog Campaign today announced that advertising has begun for Yes on Proposition 45, which would give the elected insurance commissioner power to veto excessive health insurance rates. The David v Goliath campaign has been outspent by insurance companies by more than 25 to 1.   The Yes On Prop 45 advertising...
News Story
10/27/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
As a registered nurse, I’ve watched health insurance premiums jump while benefits and doctor networks shrink. I’ve watched patients pay thousands out of pocket before insurance pays for anything. We all have to buy health insurance under federal law. But there is no guarantee that it will be affordable. Proposition 45 provides that...
News Story
10/27/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Backers of California Prop. 45 try to turn insurance industry opponents' huge spending lead into a liability Do voters really care who's paying for the campaign ads that are filling their mailboxes and the airwaves? Plenty of big donors certainly think so. Otherwise, why would they be pouring so much money into "social welfare"...
Video
10/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Health insurance policyholders joined with bedside nurses from the California Nurses Association and consumer advocates supporting Proposition 45, which prohibits excessive rate increases, to deliver a pickup truck containing a ton of steer manure to Blue Shield’s San Diego offices.
News Story
10/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Proposition 45 Watch much TV? Even if you only watch a little, you can't have escaped the torrent of Proposition 45 campaign ads washing across the airways, vying for consumer votes on health care insurance. You'll recognize the names of those companies fighting Prop. 45 with tens of millions of dollars -- Kaiser Permanente, WellPoint,...
News Story
10/24/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Students with parents who have health insurance can now stay on their plans until they are 26, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. But when young people strike out on their own as app developers, artists, therapists, graphic designers or any other kind of entrepreneur looking to buy their own insurance, they will discover California is still the...
News Story
10/24/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
With just over a week until election day, backers of Proposition 45, the health insurance rate regulation initiative, are finally putting ads on television. Though their opponents have used a $55-million campaign war chest to flood the airwaves, Consumer Watchdog, the Santa Monica activist group that put the measure on the ballot, only has $1...
News Story
10/24/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Proposition 45, which would give rate-regulation authority over health insurance to the state’s elected insurance commissioner, would mostly affect roughly 6 million Californians who buy their own insurance or get it through their employment with a small business (50 or fewer employees). The issue has surfaced several times in the state...
News Release
10/23/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber
San Diego, CA – Health insurance policyholders joined with bedside nurses from the California Nurses Association and consumer advocates supporting Proposition 45, which prohibits excessive rate increases, to deliver a pickup truck containing a ton of steer manure to Blue Shield’s San Diego offices. The Proposition 45 supporters said...