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News Story
2/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The proposed premium hikes for hundreds of thousands of California consumers with individual coverage would outpace the cost of overall medical care, which has risen just 3.6% in the last year. California's largest health insurers are raising average rates by about 8% to 14% for hundreds of thousands of consumers with individual coverage,...
News Story
9/20/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this news segment: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/09/20/watchdog-la-puente-lawmaker-earned-350k-in-rent-from-kaiser/ LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A public watchdog group is calling for a La Puente lawmaker to resign his post as chairman of a California senate health panel over charges that he earned over $...
News Story
9/20/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Insinuations of greed abound in the fight over health insurance regulation PASADENA, CA - State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, responded Tuesday to a television ad slamming him for an alleged conflict-of-interest - and what appears to be an unflattering lack of concern for constituents. The conflict in question is the lawmaker's...
News Story
7/1/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Health insurance rates for more than 1.5 million Californians covered by some of the state's largest health insurers will go up starting today. The rate increases, which were expected, mostly affect policyholders in plans offered through small businesses. Depending on the plan and the carrier, hikes will average from 3 percent to more than...