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Secret Hospital Lobby Email Reveals Power Grab To Create “Iron-Clad Protection” Against Payment Cuts And Evade Initiatives On Pricing Limits
Santa Monica, CA – In a confidential email to hospital executives across California, the CEO of California’s hospital association Duane Dauner states the hospital lobby is poised to spend $60 million on its recently filed ballot measure for an “iron-...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Following Doctor's Comment That Physician Drug Abuse "Doesn't Matter," Father Who Lost His Children To A Drug Addicted Driver Calls on Lawmakers to Sign Patient Safety Ballot Petition
Sacramento, CA – Bob Pack, whose two young children were killed by a drugged driver, today called on California lawmakers to repudiate shocking remarks that physician impairment due to substance abuse "Doesn't Matter" by signing the petition for his...
Consumer Watchdog Calls On Kaiser CEO To Disclose Substance Abuse & Patient Safety Problems At Health System Following High Profile Denials By Kaiser Doc
Santa Monica, CA --- Consumer Watchdog wrote incoming Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson to take issue with “disconcerting statements made by one of your employees, Dr. Paul Phinney, the immediate past President of the California Medical Association, who has maintained...
An analysis just released by California’s health insurance exchange, Covered California, offers the first real insight into the depth of the Obamacare cancellation crisis. About 450,000 of the 900,000 cancelled California policyholders will see rate hikes,...
Covered California Blocks Obama's Plan to Delay Cancellations, Rate Hikes for 50% of Cancelled Californians
Santa Monica, CA – Leaders of California's health insurance marketplace today voted to block a reprieve on health insurance cancellations proposed by President Obama last week and to allow health insurance companies to hike rates on 50% of cancelled...
Consumer Watchdog Urges DOJ to Reject Merger That Would "Fully Corporatize Radio in Top 100 Markets"
Washington, DC — A proposed merger between major radio station owner Cumulus Media and radio content provider Dial Global/Westwood One would create a clear radio duopoly (with Clear Channel Communications) in the nation’s largest radio markets, said...
Pilots, college athletes, bus drivers and Disneyland cast members all are subjected to mandatory drug testing, but not the doctor performing open heart surgery, or a vasectomy. Not yet. Substance abuse among doctor runs twice as high among doctors as the general...
Governor Jerry Brown waited until late Friday to veto legislation requiring coroners to report to the medical board whenever narcotics cause deaths. The medical establishment has opposed the bill, which is aimed at weeding out the small number of dangerous and...
A drunk Orange County plastic surgeon reportedly disfigured at least a half dozen patients before losing his license. A Rocklin anesthesiologist was arrested for taking anesthesia through an extra IV line while administering it to a patient. A meth-using doctor...
Google went to federal court in San Jose to defend the company’s eye-popping assertion that those who email G-mail users have “no legitimate expectation of privacy.” Federal Judge Lucy H. Koh said she would consider Google's request to...