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SANTA MONICA, CA – Doctors are charging Medicare millions for apparently unnecessary tests of seniors for illegal drugs like cocaine and PCP according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Medicare payment data. A San Diego company, Millennium Laboratories, was...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Final Yes on 46 TV Ad, “Need A Drink?” Dramatizes Risks To Patient Safety When Doctors Are Not Drug & Alcohol Tested
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer advocates and victims of medical negligence released a new Yes on 46 TV ad today featuring a sweating, shaky surgeon who runs out of the operating room and dramatizes the potentially deadly risks of physician substance abuse. The ad,...
Yes on 45: Price-gouged Policyholders & Consumer Advocates Decry Menacing Anti-Prop 45 Mailers Showing Gov't "Playing Doctor" with Hospital Gowns
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog, Consumer Federation of California, the California Nurses Association and price-gouged policyholders condemned menacing health insurance company mailers against Proposition 45 today as a new Hoover Institution Poll puts...
Yes on 45: Policyholders, Prop 45 Advocates And Nurses Deliver Manure To Blue Shield To Return Some of the B.S. In Insurance Industry’s Ad Campaign Against Prop 45 – Spending Reaches $57 Million
San Diego, CA – Health insurance policyholders joined with bedside nurses from the California Nurses Association and consumer advocates supporting Proposition 45, which prohibits excessive rate increases, to deliver a pickup truck containing a ton of steer manure...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Senator Boxer Joins Victims of Medical Negligence and Families Who Lost Children To Negligence To Call For Voters' Support For Prop 46
Los Angeles, CA – Today U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer stood with victims of medical negligence and families who lost their children to preventable medical error and called on California voters to support the patient safety protections in Proposition 46. Consumer...
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 “...