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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...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Dolores Huerta Endorses Prop 45; Pro-Consumer Initiatives Deliver First Positive Ballot In Years
SANTA MONICA, CA – Dolores Huerta, the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, and an icon of the labor and civil rights movements has endorsed Proposition 45, the health insurance rate regulation...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: U.S. Senate Health Committee Hearing Today: "More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths A Day Is Too Many"
SANTA MONICA, CA – The U.S. Senate committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions holds a hearing today to investigate failures in patient safety and the estimated 440,000 deaths that occur in hospitals every year due to preventable medical errors. A landmark...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Prop 46 Alert: DUI Doc Implicated in Seau Death Undeterred By Medical Board and Legal System
SANTA MONICA, CA – A new investigative report by KGTV, the ABC affiliate in San Diego, reported on the California Medical Board’s failure to police negligent doctors, like former Chargers team physician Dr. David Chao. KGTV previously reported that Dr. Chao...