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News Release
6/9/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber

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...
Video
5/8/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber

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/...
News Release
4/16/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber

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...
News Release
4/3/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber

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...
News Release
3/31/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber

SANTA MONICA, CA – The proponent of a ballot measure that would require doctors to undergo random drug testing called on the California Medical Board today to disclose the names of the 2,000 California physicians it has acknowledged have an active drug or alcohol...
News Release
3/30/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber

Los Angeles, CA -- United States Senator Barbara Boxer has endorsed the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act, a pending California ballot measure to modernize California’s patient safety laws.  The Pack Act promotes justice for patients and legal...
News Release
3/25/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber

SANTA MONICA, CA – Health insurance giant WellPoint this week threatened “double-digit plus” rate hikes next year, but won’t get away with unjustified increases if voters approve a California ballot measure to increase health insurance rate...
Feature
3/25/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber

Tina Minasian - Sacramento, CA California for years allowed doctors who were arrested for drug and alcohol infractions, including DUI, to conceal these arrests from patients. Such doctors, even if convicted, entered a “diversion” program that allowed them...
News Release
3/13/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Officials with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services called for random drug testing of doctors in an opinion piece in the New York Times Thursday. The first law in the nation requiring random drug testing of physicians will be...
News Release
3/12/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Californians should have the same right as Floridians to equal protection under the law in cases of medical negligence, said Consumer Watchdog Campaign today after the Florida Supreme Court ruled the state’s cap on medical negligence...