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Video
2/3/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Susan Braig, a cancer survivor who is uninsured after her health insurance premiums rose too high, was one of the first to sign the petition for the ballot measure to require health insurers to get rate increases approved.   You can download and sign the petition at JustifyRates.org!
News Story
2/3/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (LID) – The recently created Federal Insurance Office (FIO) within the U.S. Department of Treasury has missed its deadline to report to Congress on how best to improve oversight of the insurance industry. Title V of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (Pub.L. 111-203), which created the FIO,...
Video
2/2/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Patients facing unaffordable health insurance premiums join consumer advocates to launch an all-volunteer signature-gathering driver to get health reform on the November ballot Download and sign the petition at JustifyRates.org!
News Release
2/2/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – Patients facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums, including one who is now uninsured due to rising prices, joined consumer advocates today to launch an historic all-volunteer signature-gathering effort to qualify an initiative measure for California’s November ballot to regulate health insurance rates. ...
Blog Post
2/2/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
We are doing it! Today we launched our ballot initiative drive to force health insurance companies to publicly justify their rates and get permission for rate hikes. If you are a registered voter in California, your signature today can stop outrageous health insurance premium increases.  Please: 1) Click on this link: www.Justify Rates....
News Story
2/2/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Steve Rhodes/Flickr Health care reform protest at Blue Shield of California, October, 2009. Click here to listen to the audio of this news broadcast. Hey, Californians – have you noticed that your health care rates have increased since the Affordable Care Act went into effect? Some consumer groups are worried that the trend will...
News Story
2/2/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
There’s a grassroots movement underway to change insurance law, giving California the power to regulate health insurance rate hikes. The proposed initiative by Consumer Watchdog, a group based in Santa Monica, will require health insurance companies to ask permission from the state insurance commissioner before raising premiums. It...
News Story
2/1/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
A high-stakes ballot measure to give state regulators the power to approve health insurance rates in California has landed a heavyweight supporter: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. One of California's most respected politicians, Feinstein has come forward as the chief spokeswoman and No. 1 booster of a proposed initiative to regulate hikes in...
News Story
1/30/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer group on Monday issued a study that shows ‘disparate treatment’ of low-to moderate-income families by auto insurers nationwide, and is asking state insurance commissioners to consider lowering minimum liability coverage requirements, and creating low-income purchase programs. A study released from the Consumer Federation...
News Story
1/27/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
UPDATE, Jan. 27, 2012: Mercury Insurance provided this response to questions about its record. The 90-year-old billionaire chairman of Mercury Insurance just won’t give up. George Joseph gave $8.2 million to put an initiative on the November ballot that supporters say would lower car insurance rates for consumers who maintain...