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Yes on 45: Fresno Bee Endorses Yes On Prop 45, Says: Ballot Initiative Will Rein In Health Insurance Premiums
SANTA MONICA, CA – The Fresno Bee has endorsed Proposition 45 saying it will rein in health insurance rates and noting “powerful forces are opposed” to the ballot initiative. “These forces — you know them as Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Kaiser...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Victim Of Negligence At Hands Of A Drunk Doctor, A Physician and Consumer Advocates Release New Yes on 46 TV Ad, "On Call"
Santa Monica, CA – A victim of medical negligence at the hands of an Orange County doctor with a history of alcohol abuse, a physician and consumer advocates unveiled a new television ad for Yes on Prop 46 today, highlighting how Prop 46 will identify and deter...
Yes on 45: Consumers Launch New Yes on 45 Street Art Campaign – Asks San Franciscans: “Health Insurance Rates Killing You?”
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...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Proponent of Prop 46 Calls on California Medical Association to Pull Ad the Sacramento Bee Called an “Outright Lie”
DANVILLE, CA – Bob Pack, proponent of Proposition 46 who lost his two children to medical negligence, called on the California Medical Association to pull their latest ad – called an “outright lie” yesterday by the Sacramento Bee – from...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Father Calls On CA Medical Assn To Pull TV Ad Called “Jaw-Droppingly Deceptive” and “Baloney” By LA Times & “Shamelessly Deceptive” By San Jose Mercury News
SACRAMENTO, CA – Bob Pack, who lost his two young children to a doctor-shopping driver, today called on the California Medical Association to immediately cease airing a television ad from opponents of Proposition 46 that the San Jose Mercury News called “...
Yes on 45: Consumer Alert: Health Insurance Company Funding Hidden In No On Prop 45 Advertising & Marketing Effort Statewide; Paid Hands Do Industry’s Work
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...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: No On Prop 46 Doctor: Wine At Dinner More Important Than Following Up On Patient Deaths and Injuries
SANTA MONICA, CA – Today the campaign supporting Proposition 46, California’s patient safety ballot measure on the November 2014 ballot, criticized an opposition spokesperson for suggesting that it’s more important that a physician enjoy alcohol than...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Kaiser’s 40% Profit Growth Comes From Price Gouged Consumers Paying for Excessive Profits That Prop 45 Will Prohibit
SANTA MONICA, CA – Kaiser’s announcement of a 40 percent increase in profits to $2.1 billion for the first half of this year is the latest in a string of hefty health insurer profit reports that illustrate why Proposition 45’s protections against...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Prop 45 Could Save Californians As Much As $1 Billion Annually On Health Insurance
Santa Monica, CA – Proposition 45 is projected to bring up to $1 billion per year – $612 per family – in savings to California consumers reeling from years of devastating health care premium increases, according to a new analysis released by Consumer...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: CA Medical Board Says Record High Number of Doctors Disciplined for Substance Abuse
SANTA MONICA, CA – A record high 46 doctors were disciplined for substance abuse last year according to a report prepared for a meeting of the California Medical Board today. Yet that record-breaking number represents just a fraction of the number of doctors...