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B.S. Alert: Health Insurance Robber Barons Spend $56 Million vs. Prop 45's Rate Regulation in California Without a Single Public Comment
Four health insurance companies are spending $56 million to defeat California Proposition 45, a ballot measure to be decided Tuesday, which I wrote, that bans excessive insurance rate hikes. The insurance companies have unleashed a torrent of deceptive advertising but...
Yes On 45 Supporters Deliver Steer Manure to Health Insurance CEOs at Nob Hill Gala to Return Some of the BS Companies Are Dishing Out to Voters on Prop 45
San Francisco, CA—Consumer Watchdog, the California Nurses Association and supporters of Yes on Proposition 45 delivered a truckload of steer manure to health insurance industry executives who gathered at the Fairmont Hotel today to fete former Kaiser CEO George...
Yes On Prop 45 Advertising Begins, Warns of Health Insurance Companies Spending $57 Million To Stop California From Reining In Excessive Rates
Santa Monica, CA --- Consumer Watchdog Campaign today announced that advertising has begun for Yes on Proposition 45, which would give the elected insurance commissioner power to veto excessive health insurance rates. The David v Goliath campaign has been outspent by...
Yes on 45: Small Businessman Speaks Out About Anthem Blue Cross’ Unreasonable Rate Hike; Only Prop 45 Could Stop Increase
Santa Monica, CA— The Department of Insurance today declared Anthem Blue Cross’s 9.8% rate increase on small business “unreasonable,” but has no power to stop the hikes unless Proposition 45 passes. Proposition 45, which gives the elected...
Santa Monica, CA -- On Saturday, the three big health insurance companies that control California’s health insurance market gave another $12 million to their campaign to defeat Proposition 45, which will give California the authority to stop health insurance rate...
Yes on 45: Policyholders, Prop 45 Advocates, And Nurses Deliver Manure To Blue Shield To Return Some of the B.S. Company Is Spreading In TV Ads Against Prop 45
El Segundo, CA -- Blue Shield policyholders joined with bedside nurses from the California Nurses Association, consumer advocates and other supporters of Proposition 45’s rate relief measure to deliver a pickup truck of steer manure to Blue Shield’s offices...
Yes on 45: Attorney General Asked To Investigate Health Insurance Executives Embroiled In No-Bid Contract Scandal At Covered California, Industry’s So-Called “Independent Commission”
Santa Monica, CA -- In response to the Associated Press’s disclosure of unusual no-bid contracts between California’s insurance exchange Covered California and well-connected insurance executives, Consumer Watchdog called upon the Attorney General of...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Dr. Stephen Loyd, Who Survived Substance Abuse, Warns of Undetected Physician Impairment and Says New Ad Against Prop 46 Will “Cost People Their Lives”
Listen to the audio recording of this press conference here. SANTA MONICA, CA – Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering drug addict who at one point was taking up to 100 pills a day including Vicodin and oxycodone while working with patients, joined with Proposition 46...
Yes on 45: First Yes On Prop 45 Advertisement Shows Real Nurses Exposing Plight Of Real Patients In Hands Of Price-gouging, Penny-pinching Health Insurance Companies
Santa Monica, CA --- The Yes On Prop 45 campaign today released its first television advertisement featuring three working registered nurses discussing how their patients’ health care has been compromised by health insurance companies that are raising their rates...
Yes on 45: New Health Insurance Company ‘No On Prop 45’ TV Ads Make False Claims About Protecting Small Businesses That Faced $250 Million In Unreasonable Rate Hikes
Santa Monica, CA -- Small businesses in California have seen $250 million in health insurance rate hikes that regulators deemed unreasonable, but were powerless to stop without the rate regulation in Prop 45. Nonetheless California’s big health insurance...