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Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Blue Shield Chief’s Retirement the Right Move for 'CEO Who Doesn’t Want To Play By Rules,' Says Consumer Watchdog
Santa Monica, CA -- The announcement that Blue Shield CEO Bruce Bodaken will retire at the end of this year comes as insurance companies face the prospect of new rules to curb health insurance company excesses, said Consumer Watchdog. The group has sharply criticized...
One million Californians will be slammed today with health insurance rate hikes as high as 20%. Consumer Watchdog Campaign has a solution. Watch this short, funny movie trailer about an alternative future with no rate hikes, and share it with your friends....
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: UnitedHealth Group Reports $1.4B 1st Quarter Profit, A 3% Increase Over Last Year; Insurer Increases Premiums on Californians Up to 17% on May 1
Santa Monica -- UnitedHealth Group, which runs the fifth-largest health insurance company in California, reported $1.39 billion in profits in the first quarter of 2011, a 3% increase over last year, as it raises premiums on 84,000 Californians with small business...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: $11.6 Million In Campaign Cash To CA Politicians Fueled Health Insurer Campaigns To Kill Rate Reform, Says Consumer Watchdog
Santa Monica, CA – A new analysis at followthemoney.org finds that health insurance companies gave $11.6 million in campaign cash to California politicians, including $7.4 million to candidates for the California legislature, between 2000 and...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Insurance Rate Regulation Saves Doctors $23 Million on Excessive Malpractice Premiums
Santa Monica, CA --- The California Department of Insurance has saved doctors and other medical providers $23 million in the last two months by reducing unjustified medical malpractice insurance premiums using the state’s prior approval rate regulation...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Health Insurance Premiums To Rise Up To 20% For 1 Million Californians On May 1
Santa Monica, CA -- Four of the largest health insurance companies in California have increased premiums for 1.1 million Californians and small business owners by as much as 20% on April and May 1st according to data filed with state regulators, said Consumer...
Santa Monica, CA – Anthem Blue Cross will raise health insurance rates for nearly 600,000 Californians by as much as 20% on May 1. A ballot initiative to make health insurance more affordable by regulating premium increases is necessary to protect Californians...
The state's largest for-profit health insurer will raise rates 8.2% on average, down from its earlier request of 10.4%, in response to pressure from state officials. Anthem Blue Cross agreed to trim its rate increases for nearly 600,000 customers in California...
Attack on Patients' Legal Rights Nears House Vote Over Outcries of Consumer and Public Interest Groups
Washington, DC – A House bill (H.R. 5) seeking draconian federal limits on malpractice accountability would raise overall health care costs and leave families harmed by medical negligence with no recourse, said Consumer Watchdog. A letter to Congressional...
In case you missed it -- Former governor Schwarzenegger was just fined $30,000 by the FPPC for illegally funding advertising for a budget fight with money he raised in unlimited amounts from corporate donors to his California Dream Team ballot measure committee....