Treatment for More Than 13,500 Autistic Children In California Hangs in Balance at Tuesday Court Hearing
CONTACT Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA– A California Appellate Court in Los Angeles will consider a long-running dispute at a Tuesday afternoon hearing about insurance companies’ obligations to cover a critical treatment for autistic children. The case, brought by the non-profit Consumer Watchdog, will also determine if families previously forced to...
By Carmen Balber
Lost in the ongoing election postmortem was this report yesterday from the Congressional Budget Office that a bill being pushed by the insurance industry and its salespeople to eliminate one of the strongest consumer protections in the health reform law would increase the deficit by more than $1 billion and raise health insurance costs for...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Ballot Initiative to Make Health Insurance Companies Justify Rates Should Have Qualified for 2012 Ballot According to Official Signature Count Released Today
CONTACT Jamie Court & Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – Data released today by the Secretary of State shows a ballot measure to require health insurance companies to publicly justify rate increases should have been on the ballot this November, but was unnecessarily delayed to 2014 due to a flawed signature verification process, said Consumer Watchdog Campaign. The measure...