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News Story
7/13/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Serious Illness Quickly Exhausts Lifetime Limits of $1 Million or More Mary Wusterbarth thought her toddler was struggling with an ear infection when she seemed sluggish. Instead, a virus had attacked the little girl’s heart, damaging it beyond repair. Brea needed a transplant. Within three weeks of a 2007 doctor visit, the 20-month-old had...
Blog Post
3/12/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
My doctor’s office made a new, and pretty scary, request this morning. It was a routine visit, and when I paid my co-pay (and an odd 55 cent balance left over from last time) they gave me another form to sign. It informed me that, in order to reduce paper use and costs, the office was going to begin automatically billing my credit card,...
Blog Post
10/3/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Buried in a slew of last-minute vetoes by Arnold over the weekend was SB440 by Sen. Jackie Speier, which would have protected Californians whose cell phones are lost or stolen from being forced to pay up to thousands of dollars for fraudulent calls. The measure was opposed primarily by cell phone companies, including Cingular, T-Mobile, Sprint...