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11/2/2005
Harvey Rosenfield
Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, October 24, 2005, New York City Drum Major Institute for Public Policy I want to thank the Drum Major Institute, and its Executive Director, Andrea Batista, for inviting me to New York City to appear before this prestigious organization. And my thanks to all of you for attending. Surprisingly few people are...
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11/2/2005
Harvey Rosenfield
Drum Major Institute for Public Policy I want to thank the Drum Major Institute, and its Executive Director, Andrea Batista, for inviting me to New York City to appear before this prestigious organization. And my thanks to all of you for attending. Surprisingly few people are willing to get up early to talk about insurance. In fact, we have a name...
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8/19/2005
Consumer Watchdog
August 16, 2005 Cindy Ehnes Director Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) RE: PacifiCare/UnitedHealth Merger Dear Ms. Ehnes, I am writing to urge you to opposed the propose merger of PacifiCare of California with the Minnesota-based UnitedHealth. Reserves At risk is PacifiCare of California's $374 million in excess premium-funded reserves....
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7/1/2005
Testimony before U.S. Congress of Jamie Court, Pres. of FTCR, on July 17, 2002.
Testimony before U.S. Congress of Jamie Court - President of FTCR, on July 17, 2002. In an age where expanding patients' rights has become a national demand, HR 4600 would dramatically contract patients' rights across the nation. This anti-consumer legislation will shield HMOs and providers they influence from legal accountability to the patient...
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6/22/2005
Jerry Flanagan
Prescription drug expenditures have consistently been one of the fastest-growing components of health care spending. Over the last decade, prescription drug costs have increased at double-digit rates each year. Employers offering drug coverage to workers or retirees have been forced to increase co-payments and deductibles. As a result,...
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6/21/2005
FTCR
Finding contact info for Junk Fax companies There are numerous ways to search for info about junk fax companies on the internet. For example, if you have the company name, you can search on the California Secretary of State's website (if a it's corporation) at: http://kepler.ss.ca.gov/list.html You can also try other state regulatory boards'...
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6/21/2005
FTCR
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the federal regulatory agency responsible for overseeing junk faxers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Follow these steps and learn how to file a complaint against your junk faxer. 1. Send a copy of the unsolicited fax with a cover letter to: Consumer Information Bureau Federal...