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News Release
3/29/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber
Washington, DC –  Consumer Watchdog told the Obama Administration that waivers of consumer protections in the health reform law should be the exception, not the rule, in a letter sent to the Department of Health and Human Services to oppose Anthem’s attempt to evade medical spending rules in New Hampshire. Comments on New...
News Story
3/18/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
(ROBERT GALBRAITH - REUTERS) Even before he’s out at Google, Eric Schmidt is reportedly on the short list to be President Barack Obama’s next Commerce Secretary. Buzz has been building for the past week that the soon-to-be former CEO of Google is being seriously considered for Commerce Secretary nomination once he leaves the...
News Release
3/17/2011
Posted by Jamie Court
Washington, DC -- Consumer Watchdog warned President Obama in a letter today about the dire consequences for consumers worldwide of appointing Google CEO Eric Schmidt Commerce Secretary.   “Mr. Schmidt’s views on privacy, antitrust issues, workers rights and commercial growth are inimical to the ethical customs, social mores...
News Story
3/17/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Frequent Google critic Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to the White House on Thursday blasting reports that outgoing Google chief executive Eric Schmidt is being considered to replace Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. “Reckless data mining in pursuit of profit is how Mr. Schmidt became a billionaire, but it should not be the official policy...
Blog Post
2/28/2011
Posted by Jamie Court
At the National Governors Association, President Obama just threw his weight behind a bi-partisan effort in the US Senate to allow states to innovate with health reform, including adopting a public insurance system or single payer health care system by 2013 instead of 2017. The governors embraced the state innovations waiver proposal, since...