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News Release
4/11/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Group Asks President to Deflate Oil Markets With Immediate Releases From Strategic Reserve   Santa Monica, CA -- As gasoline and diesel prices reached another daily record price today, Consumer Watchdog asked President Bush to release oil from the federal Strategic Petroleum Reserve with the explicit goal of deflating speculation in energy...
Blog Post
4/3/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
United States Senator Ted Kennedy, one of the nation's longest and hardest-fighting advocates to provide health care everyone and patient rights, hired one of the architects of Massachusetts' individual health insurance mandate today. In the Boston Globe: Senator Edward M. Kennedy has tapped a former Massachusetts legislator and prominent...
Blog Post
4/1/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s proposal for a newly created federal insurance regulator, and the “option” of a federal insurance charter for insurance companies, is a back door route to deregulation of the insurance industry.   Strong oversight by state insurance regulators protects consumers at the same time as it keeps...
Blog Post
3/26/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Add number 572 to the list of reasons why people don’t believe the government is working for them any more. Deborah Platt Majoras, chair of the Federal Trade Commission and one of the country’s top consumer protection authorities, has announced that she’s taking a job with a company the FTC oversees – Proctor & Gamble...
Blog Post
3/6/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Check out this piece at the Campaign Legal Center blog today, about the roadblocks to getting a proposed new Office of Congressional Ethics off the ground. Last year’s ethics reform law put important new restrictions in place for how our DC reps can, and can’t, take advantage of their positions by accepting gifts, travel and meals from...
Feature
7/13/2005
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Americans Have Lost Billions From Corporate Disasters Over The Last Several Years We Need A Watchdog to Lead the Securities & Exchange Commission. But We've Got Chris Cox > Watch Windows Media Player Version. Download Hi-speed Quicktime version or Dial-Up.
News Story
6/23/2004
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Opinion: The Supreme Court seems to have made the right legal judgment this week when it ruled that patients cannot sue in state courts when their managed care plans refuse to pay for treatments ordered by doctors. The nine justices' unanimous decision, expressed in majority and concurring opinions, left no room for doubt that a federal law known...
News Story
11/17/1996
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Health maintenance organizations, which care for more than 60 million people, are telling courts across the country that they cannot be held responsible for medical malpractice in cases involving patients who receive care through employer-sponsored health plans. The H.M.O.'s argue that they are protected against malpractice claims and lawsuits by...