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Blog Post
12/13/2010
By Jamie Court
If anything can save Democrats now, it's populism -- the notion that standing with 80% of Americans is real power. That's why the White House and progressives should be cheering the decision by a conservative Virginia judge to strike down the highly-unpopular federal mandate to purchase health insurance and preserve the rest of the...
News Release
12/13/2010
CONTACT Jamie Court + Judy Dugan
Washington, DC -- Consumers and the White House should celebrate a decision by a Virginia judge  to strike down the highly unpopular federal mandate to purchase health insurance and preserve the rest of the federal health care reform law. “Today's ruling makes clear that the popular and progressive parts of healthcare reform...
Blog Post
11/30/2010
By Judy Dugan
Rep. Gary Ackerman of New York, a veteran liberal representing Brooklyn, just issued a scary/hilarious dare to the conservative incoming House leaders who are "pledging" to repeal all of the federal health reform. He's filing a series of bills during the lame duck session of Congress, each intended to repeal a popular and...
Blog Post
11/29/2010
Posted by Judy Dugan
Oregon has examined the federal health reform, raised an eyebrow and said "We're going to do better, and do it without forcing people to buy private insurance." Of all the states, it may be in the best position to lead the way. Sen. Ron Wyden, who is pushing the White House to let Oregon head in a different direction, says the...
News Release
11/23/2010
CONTACT See below
CONTACT: Jeff Chester, Center for digital Democracy, jeff@democraticmedia.org, 202-494-7100; Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG, edm@pirg.org, 202-546-9707, ext .314; Pam Dixon, World Privacy Forum, pdixon@worldprivacyforum.org, 760-470-2000; John Simpson, Consumer Watchdog, john@consumerwatchdog.org, 310-392-7041 Washington, DC -- In a complaint...
News Release
11/22/2010
CONTACT Judy Dugan & Carmen Balber
Washington, DC — Federal rules issued today on how much health insurers must spend on health care vs. administration and profit are nearly unchanged from the proposals sent to the Department of Health and Human Services by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. HHS deserves credit for resisting a lobbyist onslaught demanding...
News Release
11/10/2010
CONTACT Carmen Balber or Judy Dugan
Washington, DC — Consumer Watchdog today warned the White House that the insurance industry is still intent on demolishing modest consumer protections in the health reform law, and outlined the most damaging industry demands in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The letter, noting that the chief industry lobbying group is hiring...