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News Release
10/27/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA --- Consumer Watchdog Campaign today announced that advertising has begun for Yes on Proposition 45, which would give the elected insurance commissioner power to veto excessive health insurance rates. The David v Goliath campaign has been outspent by insurance companies by more than 25 to 1.   The Yes On Prop 45 advertising...
News Story
10/27/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Backers of California Prop. 45 try to turn insurance industry opponents' huge spending lead into a liability Do voters really care who's paying for the campaign ads that are filling their mailboxes and the airwaves? Plenty of big donors certainly think so. Otherwise, why would they be pouring so much money into "social welfare"...
News Release
10/14/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
El Segundo, CA -- Blue Shield policyholders joined with bedside nurses from the California Nurses Association, consumer advocates and other supporters of Proposition 45’s rate relief measure to deliver a pickup truck of steer manure to Blue Shield’s offices. The Proposition 45 supporters said they were simply returning some of the same...
Video
10/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer advocates and nurses launched a new “Yes on 45” street art campaign hitting San Francisco and Sacramento this week that exposes the health insurance companies spending $37.5 million to oppose Proposition 45. Thousands of posters will be plastered through wild-posting in the coming days in other cities across the state. Michael...
News Story
10/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. It’s lawyers versus insurance companies on the November ballot--with Obamacare in the background. That’s according to TV commercials for and against Proposition 45. We’ll go behind the slogans and catchwords with supporters and opponents of a measure that could impact...
News Story
10/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The campaign formed to oppose Proposition 46 has added to its critique of the measure, arguing in a new TV ad called “ Inside” that it puts Californians’ medical information at risk. The multipronged proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot would more than quadruple the maximum medical malpractice award; mandate drug and alcohol testing for...
News Release
10/1/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA --- The Yes On Prop 45 campaign today released its first television advertisement featuring three working registered nurses discussing how their patients’ health care has been compromised by health insurance companies that are raising their rates. The three bed-side registered nurses --- Gina Macalino, R.N., Andrea Seils R.N...
Video
10/1/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The Yes On Prop 45 campaign today released its first television advertisement featuring three working registered nurses discussing how their patients’ health care has been compromised by health insurance companies that are raising their rates.
News Story
10/1/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The latest campaign spending figures on California's two big healthcare ballot initiatives are just in, courtesy of the watchdog group MapLight, and they're mind-boggling. If you're curious about one significant driver of healthcare costs, here it is: Health insurance companies have so far contributed more than $88 million to defeat...
News Story
10/1/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Judy Graff Fisher and Diana Guth are small business owners who say their health insurance rates have gotten out of hand. "It has been a struggle. Every single year I dread the open enrollment... because every single year there's a raise," Guth said. Fisher said her health insurance cost $406 a month in January. "Imagine my...