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News Story
1/7/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Every year, thousands of patients around California fill out surveys, answering basic questions about their experiences with their doctors. Did he or she communicate well with the patient, explaining information and treatment options in a way that's easy to understand? Were you able to see the doctor within 15 minutes of your scheduled...
News Story
11/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Wow, Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog is unleashing a severe volley against Covered California, saying the state Obamacare system's new data show that nearly one-half million Californians are being cancelled and will be forced to buy more expensive insurance. But the political appointees who run Covered California's board (more on that...
Video
10/30/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Hundreds of thousands of Californians are having issues with Obamacare. Many are learning that the new program does not allow them to keep the insurance they already have, leaving some with no insurance at all. John Cádiz Klemack reports from Westchester for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m.
News Story
10/29/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to view the news broadcast of this story. LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Many people are getting hit with cancellation notices because their existing health care policies don't quality under the new health care law. "I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should," Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner...
News Story
10/29/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to view the news broadcast of this story. LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Many people are getting hit with cancellation notices because their existing health care policies don't quality under the new health care law. "I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should," Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner...
News Story
10/27/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Many middle-class Californians with individual health plans are surprised they need policies that cover more — and cost more. Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them — and many don't like what they see. These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the...
News Story
10/21/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies. The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. Most are...
Legal Update
10/11/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
This week the California Court of Appeal granted Consumer Watchdog's petition for rehearing in its seminal lawsuit against the Department of Managed Health Care over treatment for autistic children. Consumer Watchdog scored a major victory in the recent decision, which bars state regulators and HMOs from discriminating against children in the...
News Story
10/1/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON — The federal official in charge of health insurance shopping malls, which open Tuesday under President Obama’s health care law, has been challenging conventional wisdom since he came to Washington from California three and a half years ago. The official, Gary M. Cohen, is at the center of the furor over the health care law...
Legal Update
9/27/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
This week Consumer Watchdog filed a brief urging the California Court of Appeal to reconsider part of a recent ruling ending autism discrimination that could be read to put behavior analysts at risk of being prosecuted for the "unlicensed practice of psychology" for care provided prior to the passage of a recent state autism law....