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News Release
10/9/2014
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
San Francisco, CA – 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...
News Release
10/3/2014
CONTACT Harvey Rosenfield & Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA -- Proposition 45, the health insurance reform initiative on the November ballot, is following the path taken by the 1988 insurance reform initiative on which it is based, Proposition 103.  The landmark insurance reform overcame $63 million in insurance industry spending and the opposition of the entire California political...
News Release
10/2/2014
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today challenged the idea that widespread use of fully autonomous or driverless cars is imminent, and urged the state Insurance Commissioner to focus on immediate consumer concerns of auto safety and privacy. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group also rejected insurance industry arguments that...
Video
10/1/2014
Diana Guth and Judy Graff Fisher spoke Wednesday at a news conference organized by Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica-based advocacy organization, to promote Prop 45, a ballot measure that would give the state's insurance commissioner the authority to reject unjustified rate hikes on health insurance. It would affect six million Californians...
Video
10/1/2014
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 Release
10/1/2014
CONTACT Jamie Court & Carmen Balber
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...
News Release
9/30/2014
CONTACT Jamie Court, Carmen Balber & Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- Small businesses in California have seen $250 million in health insurance rate hikes that regulators deemed unreasonable, but were powerless to stop without the rate regulation in Prop 45.  Nonetheless California’s big health insurance companies have begun running a deceptive new television advertisement against...
News Release
9/23/2014
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA—Consumer Watchdog warned the public today that a $37.5 million television and radio advertising campaign attacking Proposition 45 is funded exclusively by health insurance companies who would have to rein in rates if Prop 45 passes. The industry funding is hidden in a deceptive advertising and a marketing campaign waged by...
News Release
9/20/2014
CONTACT John M. Simpson & Carmen Balber
SANTA MONICA, CA – Three Northern California newspapers have endorsed Proposition 45, comparing it to California’s landmark insurance reform initiative Proposition 103 that has saved drivers tens of billions of dollars over the last 25 years and ensured some of the lowest auto insurance rates in the nation.  “Proposition 45...
News Release
9/11/2014
CONTACT Jamie Court, Carmen Balber, & Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA — The largest health insurance companies in California have contributed $37 million to defeat Proposition 45, but are hiding from voters in deceptive new campaign advertising that violates disclosure laws and should be pulled from the radio, said Consumer Watchdog. Campaign disclosure law requires initiative committees to...