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News Release
8/22/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA -- USA Today analyzed a decade of physician discipline records and found endemic problems at the nation's medical boards that have failed to take action against thousands of dangerous doctors despite "findings of serious misconduct that puts...
News Release
8/19/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – The Field Poll released a survey today finding that 50% of California voters have difficulty affording health care, and 73% say insurance costs are the most difficult to afford. California voters will soon have the chance to make health...
News Release
8/15/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Fifteen women and mothers whose lives have been devastated by medical negligence wrote to the CEOs of Planned Parenthood today asking them to reverse a position that is devastating to women’s health and access to justice in California....
News Release
8/13/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Two major patient safety bills passed a key Assembly committee this morning only after being stripped of key protections after heavy lobbying by the California Medical Association. A Los Angeles Times investigation this week further exposed...
News Release
8/12/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Danville, CA – Bob Pack today wrote Dr. Paul Phinney, head of the California Medical Association, with hard words over Phinney’s refusal to acknowledge his family’s suffering and that of other medical negligence victims in his public response to Pack...
News Release
7/25/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Danville, CA -- Bob Pack, who lost his seven year old daughter and ten year old son on a roadside nine years ago, filed a ballot measure in California today to address the drug overdose and physician accountability issues at the heart of his family’s tragedy....
Blog Post
7/1/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Consumer Watchdog's Public Comment On Health Net's CA "Exchange" Rates   The main provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect in just six months. Any Californian who cannot afford health insurance, or is paying too much now, or has...
News Release
5/21/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber

Danville, CA -- The father of a seven and ten year old killed by a drug addicted driver who received thousands of pills she should never have had called on the California Medical Association to apologize for calling the effort by families injured by medical negligence...
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...