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Consumer Watchdog Campaign: HealthNet 2nd Quarter Profits Up 4 Times Last Year’s Returns - Prop 45 Will Protect Overcharged Consumers From Paying for Massive Health Insurer Profits
Santa Monica, CA – The report of HealthNet’s $120.9 million second quarter profit, which is 4 times its 2013 second quarter profit, is yet another reminder, amid a slew of massive health insurer profit reports, of the need for Proposition 45’s...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Prop 46 Requiring Physicians To Check Statewide Prescription Drug Database Can Save Up To $406 Million Annually
SANTA MONICA, CA – Proposition 46 can save California taxpayers up to $406 million annually by requiring doctors to check California’s statewide prescription drug database before prescribing narcotics to first time patients, according to a report released...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Dr. Stephen Loyd, Who Survived Substance Abuse, Reveals How It Leads To Dangerous Medicine; Discusses Need For Doctor Drug Testing & Prop 46
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering drug addict who at one point was taking oxycodone and 100 Vicodin pills a day while working with patients, joined with Proposition 46 proponent Bob Pack and openly spoke about how easy it is for doctors to abuse...
SANTA MONICA, CA – Six health insurance companies financing the No on Proposition 45 committee have donated $37.3 million through June 30, 2014 against the ballot measure to regulate health insurance rates in California, according to campaign finance reports...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Prop 46 Author and Consumer Advocate Call Upon CA Medical Association To Come Clean About Doctor Drug Testing
SANTA MONICA, CA – The author of California's patient safety ballot measure Proposition 46 and a consumer advocate supporting the campaign called upon the California Medical Association and its president, Dr. Richard Thorp, to seriously discuss the somber...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Health Insurance Companies Facing Prop 45’s Protection Against Rate Hikes Temper Premium Hikes For Covered California… What About Next Year?
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog Campaign said that the smaller than usual rate hikes announced by Covered California today are good news for consumers and resulted in part from the presence of Proposition 45 on the ballot, which would require health...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Who is Watching WellPoint’s Profits? Proposition 45 Will Provide Accountability
Santa Monica, CA --- The Proposition 45 campaign today said that WellPoint’s massive $731.1 million second quarter profit underscores the need for Proposition 45’s protections against health insurance price gouging. The profit report comes a day after the...
Sacramento, CA -- Policyholders who faced extreme health insurance premium hikes rallied with nurses from the California Nurses Association, Consumer Watchdog, and other citizens in the state capitol Wednesday to support Proposition 45, which requires health insurance...
Sacramento, CA – More than 840,000 voter signatures turned in by consumer advocates and families victimized by medical negligence have qualified a landmark patient safety ballot measure for the November 2014 California ballot, according to the Secretary of...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Consumer Watchdog Calls Health Insurance Industry-Funded Study “Insurance Fraud”
Santa Monica, CA -- The four big health insurance companies that control 94% of customers on California’s health care exchange paid $50,000 for a deceptive study, released today, designed to scare voters away from passing an initiative that will mean big savings...