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News Release
5/11/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Washington, DC— U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Representative Jan Schakowsky, and Maine Superintendent of Insurance Mila Kofman said strong regulation is necessary to prevent excessive rate hikes and hold down costs under federal health reform. They appeared at...
Blog Post
5/6/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Join us! Senator Dianne Feinstein, Representative Jan Schakowsky, and Maine's top insurance regulator will join Consumer Watchdog founder Harvey Rosenfield at a Consumer Watchdog newsmaker briefing on Capitol Hill next Wednesday. Here are the details....
News Release
4/26/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Washington, DC – The Maine Supreme Court upheld a decision by the state superintendent of insurance to reduce an excessive health insurance rate increase proposed by Anthem, in a decision issued Thursday. Consumer Watchdog said the victory for Maine consumers...
Blog Post
4/21/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

It took nearly two years after the nation’s economic meltdown for Congress to finally pass a law reining in some of the most reckless Wall Street practices that caused the crisis. The financial reform law created a strong new Consumer Financial Protection...
Blog Post
4/14/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Hilda Sarkisyan became a tireless advocate for change when she lost her daughter Nataline to cancer after their insurance company denied coverage for a potentially life-saving transplant. Wendell Potter was an executive at that insurance company when Nataline’s...
News Release
4/14/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Washington, DC – Insurance salespeople are on Capitol Hill today lobbying Congress to support a bill that would gut federal health reform cost-saving rules and increase consumer health insurance premiums to protect brokers’ sales commissions. The top...
News Release
4/6/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Washington, DC – Insurance reform, not malpractice liability limits, held down doctors’ malpractice premiums in California said Consumer Watchdog today before a Congressional hearing on H.R. 5, a bill modeled on California law that would take away the...
News Release
3/29/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Washington, DC –  Consumer Watchdog told the Obama Administration that waivers of consumer protections in the health reform law should be the exception, not the rule, in a letter sent to the Department of Health and Human Services to oppose Anthem’s...
News Release
3/28/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Austin, TX -- State insurance commissioners made an unexpected turnabout late Sunday, ending a drive toward support for a special-interest bill that would raise health insurance premiums for consumers. A key committee voted instead to examine in depth the bill sought...
News Release
3/25/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Washington, DC — Consumer Watchdog today exposed documents obtained from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) showing that insurance salespeople are paid as much as 20% of a consumer’s health insurance premiums.   A second...