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News Release
5/10/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – The California Medical Board took four years to suspend the license of a Central Valley doctor who gave drugs and alcohol to minors, more evidence that doctors are unaccountable when they harm patients and the public in California, said...
News Release
5/8/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica & Danville, CA – California’s Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg told injured patients and their families gathered on the Capitol sidewalk last week that he would hold hearings into the state’s nearly 38-year-old cap on...
News Release
5/2/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Sacramento, CA --- Family members and victims of medical negligence announced a patient safety ballot measure in front of the state Capitol that will lift a nearly 38-year-old cap on victims’ recovery signed by Governor Brown in 1975.   The “38 is...
News Release
4/29/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – The California Medical Board should be disbanded and patient safety laws reformed to prevent any more deaths caused by dangerous doctors who harm patients but continue practicing without repercussions, said Consumer Watchdog today. A Senate...
Blog Post
4/26/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

What a week! Three big victories in California will keep us safer from dangerous doctors, toxic polluters and privacy invasions, but we only got there thanks to your support. State Senator Curren Price and Assemblyman Richard Gordon proposed yesterday to strip the...
News Release
4/4/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – The former CEO of Wellpoint, Angela Braly, was paid $20 million after resigning under pressure last year, news that broke the day after the insurer’s California subsidiary, Anthem Blue Cross, was taken to task for raising rates...
News Release
3/7/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Washington, DC and Santa Monica, CA – Blue Shield of California will impose an unreasonable rate hike as high as 19.9% on 268,000 Californians because the state’s insurance commissioner does not have the power to reject unjustified health insurance premiums...
News Release
3/5/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Mercury Insurance, which provides homeowners insurance for about 270,000 Californians, has refused to implement an 8% rate decrease ordered by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and filed a lawsuit to challenge the decision. ...
News Release
2/14/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – The California Department of Insurance announced today that a 17.9% average health insurance rate increase paid by 630,000 Anthem Blue Cross customers on February 1st has been reduced to 13.9%. Anthem should never have charged its customers the...
News Release
1/31/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Another double-digit rate hike takes effect tomorrow for 730,000 Californians with Anthem Blue Cross health insurance. The increase of up to 26 percent is the third or fourth rate hike in just two years for many Anthem customers, who have seen...