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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...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Doctor Recovering From 100-Pill-A-Day Addiction Stars In New Ad Supporting Prop 46; Appears At White House for National Recovery Month
Santa Monica, CA – Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering substance abuser who is at the White House today for National Recovery Month, stars in a new television ad supporting Proposition 46 that consumer advocates released today. Consumer advocates were also joined by a...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Father Of Medical Negligence Victims Calls for Recall of No On Prop 46 Campaign Ads That Violate California Law By Mislabeling Insurer-Paid Coalition As “Patients”
Danville, CA --- Today Bob Pack, the author of Proposition 46, called on California television and radio stations to recall No on 46 ads because they mislead voters by claiming “patients” instead of insurance companies are behind the campaign. Pack...
Yes On 45: Consumer Watchdog To Regulator: Health Insurance Companies Cannot Illegally Hide From Voters In No On 45 Ads Bankrolled with Their $37 Million
SANTA MONICA, CA — The largest health insurance companies in California have contributed $37 million to defeat Proposition 45, but are hiding from voters in deceptive new campaign advertising that violates disclosure laws and should be pulled from the radio, said...
Yes on 45: Consumer Watchdog Warns Public Of Insurance Industry’s Deceptive No On Prop 45 Radio Advertising
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog said today that a one-minute radio advertisement released by health insurance companies opposed to Prop 45's health insurance rate regulation provisions fraudulently misrepresents the advertisement’s backers, the...