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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...
SANTA MONICA, CA – A new website launched this week by Consumer Watchdog, YourHealthInsuranceCompanySucksWhen.org, has unleashed an intense conversation by consumers nationwide about their health insurance horror stories. The site invites the public to complete...
Imagine a Mother's Day without your kids. The moms in this video know too well what it feels like to miss a child on Mother's Day. Now they're doing something about it, and you can too. Watch their short and powerful video today: http://www.youtube.com/...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: California Ballot Initiative Will Enact Nation’s First Law Requiring Random Drug Testing Of Physicians
Santa Monica, CA – A USA Today report finds that 103,000 medical professionals are abusing prescription drugs every year, yet most of the addicted doctors are never caught and place their patients at risk. California will be the first state in the nation to...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Family Of Woman Frozen Alive At White Memorial Medical Center Will Be Victimized A Second Time By California Malpractice Cap
Santa Monica, CA – In another case of medical negligence almost too gruesome to believe, a hospital accused of letting a patient freeze to death in the morgue will never be held fully accountable because of a 38-year-old cap on malpractice damages in California...