Home › Consumer Watchdog

Consumer Watchdog

News Release
9/16/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Petition Calls for Rate Reduction of at Least $100 to $150 million Based upon a petition filed by the Proposition 103 Enforcement Project, a consumer watchdog organization, California Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush has granted a hearing to require Allstate...
News Release
9/14/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

U.S. Senate to Vote Wednesday on While the country is pre-occupied with the details of President Clinton's infidelity, the insurance industry is taking advantage of this national distraction to make a final push for a national "no fault" auto insurance system in the...
Archived Article
9/2/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Carol Stephens - Buena Park, CA As told by her sister, Janet Einwalter: My sister, Carol Ann Stephens, tragically died from two major stokes, four months after tests that had revealed carotid blockages went unnoticed in her patient file. After Carol's initial stroke, a...
News Release
8/13/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Poll Shows 57% Of Voters Support Prop 9 A preliminary analysis of Proposition 9 by the California Energy Commission indicates that the measure's passage will dramatically cut electric rates for California consumers. The report states that the passage of Prop 9 will...
Archived Article
6/26/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Ethan Bedrick - Raleigh, NC According to court records: Ethan Bedrick was born January 28, 1992. His delivery had complications and he was asphyxiated. As a result, he suffers from severe cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia. Hypertonia from the quadriplegia...
News Release
6/25/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

States, Congress, Wall Street Watch Closely as Utilities Promise to Spend $50 Million to Defeat Measure Setting the stage for a debate likely to dominate the coming election season and influence the nation, the California Secretary of State today announced that the...
Archived Article
6/25/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Frank Wurzbacher - Covington, KY According to court documents: Frank Wurzbacher, a retiree who had surgery for prostate cancer, was taking monthly injections of a drug called lupron to keep the cancer from returning. In January of 1995, a new insurer took over as the...
News Release
6/25/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Superior Court Orders Commissioner Quackenbush to Stop Allowing Insurers to Use Zip Code-Based Auto Rates; Court of Appeal Strikes Down Legislation That Illegal In a lawsuit brought by the Project (Proposition 103 Enforcement Project v. Quackenbush), an Oakland...
Archived Article
6/24/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Shirley Moore - Union City, CA As told by her daughter, Norma Lowe: In January 1997, my mother went to her HMO with pain in her right ribs and a heavy cold. After a chest X-ray was taken, the doctor diagnosed lung cancer. What the HMO's doctor failed to diagnose was...
Archived Article
6/23/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Debra Moran - Winfield , IL As told by Debra Moran: My managed care nightmare began in July of 1995, when I developed pain in my hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and neck. The pain proved to be a symptom of Brachial Plexopathy and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome -- two related...