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Holding Health Insurers Accountable

Blog Post
4/27/2017
Posted by Connor
Late Wednesday afternoon, the Senate Health Committee voted decisively to move S.B. 562 to the floor of the Senate. The Healthy California Act would establish a single-payer, Medicare-for-all system in the state, ensuring that all Californians have access to affordable healthcare. The bill was proposed by Senator Toni Atkins and Senator Ricardo...
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.
News Release
2/14/2017
Posted by Connor
  Santa Monica, CA – Consumers are just beginning to discover that Anthem eliminated coverage for out-of-network doctors ​now that the Affordable Care Act “Open Enrollment Period” to secure health coverage for 2017 ended on January 31. “Anthem broke the law and its promises to consumers by illegally eliminating...
News Story
1/26/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Mid-City woman said she was duped by an insurance company that sold her junk insurance. A year and a half ago, DeeAnn Davis lost her health insurance along with her job. “The Cobra insurance they extended was $900 a month. So I had to search for my own policy,” she said. So Davis called the...
News Story
1/13/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
One focus of the planned repeal of Obamacare is maintaining coverage for people with preexisting conditions. Republican lawmakers say the current law’s safeguards won’t change, but they have yet to explain how they’ll accomplish this without also keeping the mandate that everyone buy insurance. What isn’t being discussed...
Blog Post
1/9/2017
Posted by Laura Antonini
Anthem Blue Cross delivered a blow to its California individual and family plan members at the start of the new year by stripping policies of out-of-network coverage. The worst part: most of these consumers don’t even know yet that they lost their out-of-network coverage for 2017. As of January 1, Anthem converted its 2016 PPO (Preferred...
Video
1/4/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Reporter Randy Paige talks with Consumer Watchdog's Jerry Flanagan about what consumers should know about the coming battle over changes with the Affordable Care Act.
News Story
12/10/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Gary Wilde gained $1.4 million in salary, bonuses, benefits and deferred compensation while leading the nonprofit Community Memorial Health System in 2015. Tax records filed in November show the health system paid annually over 12 years into a retirement fund for the 61-year-old CEO. The plan had reached more than $4.2 million by the end of...
News Story
11/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A judge ruled Tuesday against a restraining order that would have stopped Anthem Blue Cross from switching 500,000 Californians to health insurance plans offering no coverage for out-of-network care. A consumer group had asked the judge for the restraining order after Anthem sent notices saying customers would be automatically switched into plans...
News Story
11/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
(Reuters) - The plaintiff in a proposed class action accusing Anthem Blue Cross of California of engaging in a "bait and switch" by telling its individual customers that it will renew their health insurance plans for next year while actually slashing benefits has lost a motion for a temporary restraining order. Judge John Shepard Wiley...