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Blog Post
12/29/2009
Posted by Judy Dugan
Health insurers, hospitals and even some state-level doctor groups are gearing up for the next battle against reform, in state capitols. So, just as insurance companies used your ever-rising premium dollars to coerce their employees into lobbying against a public option and a Medicare expansion, they'll spend lavishly in the states to stop...
Blog Post
12/28/2009
Posted by Judy Dugan
I've been reading the latest amendments to the Senate health bill, hunting for overlooked lobbyist time bombs in the fine print but finding some reasons to hope as well. Of course, since the insurance companies and medical industry killed the public option and a Medicare buy-in for people over 55, they can just sit back and wait for millions of...
Blog Post
11/16/2009
Posted by Judy Dugan
I don't think readers will be too surprised to discover this. Drug companies are jacking up their prices in advance of new laws that might rein in their abuses. Just like credit card interest rates are through the roof, in the high teens for good customers and up to 30% overall, in advance of new regulation. A New York Times investigation...
News Release
8/31/2009
CONTACT CONTACT: John M. Simpson, 310-392-0522, ext. 317; or cell: 310-292-1902
Card Will Yield Savings Ranging from 5 to 40% on Prescription Drugs The following news release was issued today by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's press office:  LOS ANGELES - Mayor Villaraigosa launched the LARx Prescriptions Savings Card Program, a City-wide card program that will provide discounts on all pharmaceutical medications and will...