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Since 1975 the value of everything has gone up, except the value of a child’s life. A cap that doesn’t adjust for inflation was flawed from the day it was signed. 38 years is too late not to do something about it. This law is so old Jerry Brown signed it...
Is patient safety really a laughing matter? California Medical Board member Dr. Silvia Diego (see video below) seems to think so. Dr. Diego literally laughs during the October medical board meeting at the notion of doctors paying a modest increase in physician...
Impatient with the glacial progress so far, Senator Jay Rockefeller is having another shot at getting a Do Not Track bill through Congress. His bill would force the Federal Trade Commission to set out regulations covering the collection and use of personal information...
Senator Jay Rockefeller has introduced a Do Not Track bill, which would require the FTC to make standards regarding consumers’ ability to opt-out of having their information collected. This is following the first Do Not Track report we saw back in 2011, which was...
Sources inside the Department of Toxic Substances Control say the agency has a dirty secret: Regulators are falling down on the job and public health is at risk because of it. Two high-ranking DTSC employees with more than 40 years combined in the department told NBC...
By Michael Finney, KGO ABC-TV SAN FRANCISCO, CA SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Anthem Blue Cross has informed some of its members that their medications will now only be available by mail order, and that has some in the HIV/AIDS community really upset. Many health insurance...
Consumer Watchdog has filed a class-action lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross, alleging that the insurer's mail-order pharmacy program discriminates against individuals with HIV/AIDS, KQED's "State of Health" reports. About Anthem's Program...
The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has filed a statewide class action lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross saying the health insurer is discriminating against HIV/AIDS patients. Anthem is changing its pharmacy program and will require anyone using drugs from a...
KCBS-TV 2 LA - Consumer Watchdog Goes To Court For Autistic Children Denied Coverage By Their Health Insurer
Private insurance companies are required to cover an expensive treatment for children with autism, but that same coverage is being denied to children insured under MediCal and CalPers policies. As CBS 2's Randy Paige tells us, a court battle is underway to try and...