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News Release
9/30/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Santa Monica, CA -- Arnold Schwarzenegger today vetoed legislation that would have prevented health insurers from canceling sick patients' coverage for innocent omissions on their insurance applications, said Consumer Watchdog. The governor said in strong terms in his State of the State address that he supported such protections for cancelled...
Blog Post
9/30/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Anthony York at the Capitol Weekly has found some brand new disclosures about donors to the governor thanks to a regulation passed by the FPPC earlier this year. The governor’s office is now required to disclose money spent on the governor by the California State Protocol Foundation – a non-profit that has refused to reveal the source...
News Story
9/30/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The identities of previously anonymous donors who have financed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s national and international travel to the tune of $2 million are now being disclosed for the first time. New donations to the California State Protocol Foundation – a non-profit which was established in March 2004 to “advise the Governor...
News Story
9/30/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
From Wildfire Safety to Insurance Protections, These Measures Deserve the Governor's Approval It's amazing that California lawmakers were able to pass anything this year, given their inability to produce a timely and responsible budget. But they did come up with some good bills that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger should sign. He has until midnight...
Blog Post
9/29/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill that would have enacted into law intellectual property policy provisions covering research funded by the state stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Essentially the bill would have put into statute regulations that were developed by the agency and its board, the...
News Story
9/27/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SACRAMENTO, CA -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spent more than a year pursuing a radical overhaul of a health care system that leaves millions uninsured and virtually everyone else struggling with ever-growing costs for skimpier coverage. Today, sweeping health care reform appears all but dead in California. But the state is considering changes to...
Blog Post
9/26/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Yesterday, the Governor vetoed AB 1830 (Lieu), a bill that would have banned the kind of predatory mortgages that are at the heart of today’s financial meltdown. It prohibited the kind of mortgage that allowed homeowners to pay less than the interest on their home loan so the amount they owed grew, instead of fell, every month. The bill was...
News Release
9/26/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Sacramento, CA -- Consumers whose health insurance policies were cancelled after they got sick urged Governor Schwarzenegger today to ignore insurance industry claims that new regulation is not necessary because insurance companies can police themselves.  Consumer Watchdog said that a similar promise led to the collapse of the financial...
News Release
9/23/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Schwarzenegger Must Keep His 'State of the State' Promise to Protect All Californians By Signing Legislation Los Angeles, CA -- New legislation awaiting Governor Schwarzenegger's signature is needed to protect Californians from future cancellations of coverage when they get sick and need coverage the most, said Consumer Watchdog.  Watch an...
News Story
9/21/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Preventing Unwarranted Insurance Cancellations Mark Robison of Santa Rosa did not think he was among the 6 million Californians without health insurance when he was paying more than $500 a month to Blue Cross to cover his family. Then his 8-year-old son needed minor surgery in connection with an undescended testicle. Suddenly, Robison was thrust...