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News Release
2/3/2015
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA – In advance of a California legislative hearing on health care “costs” not scheduled to include testimony from consumers, consumer advocates will discuss the real financial threat patients face in a class-action lawsuit against...
News Release
12/23/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA -- Aetna is attempting to circumvent the central reform of the Affordable Care Act—the so called “guaranteed issue” provision, which ensures all patients are guaranteed access to health insurance regardless of their health condition...
News Release
11/13/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA – Beginning on Saturday consumers may enroll in new health coverage or switch plans for 2015. Consumers should be cautious when choosing coverage because health insurers continue to throw up roadblocks to quality care, said Consumer Watchdog....
News Release
9/25/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA – Consumer advocates filed two separate lawsuits against Cigna and Blue Shield of California for misrepresenting their physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable Care Act’s ‘open enrollment period...
News Release
9/10/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA -- Patients with HIV and AIDS enrolled in health coverage provided by United Healthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, may now “opt-out” of a requirement that they obtain their medications by mail-order if they have privacy or...
Legal Update
6/16/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Over the weekend, one of our federal employee "John Doe" clients received a nice surprise from his health insurer: the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ("BCBS") will no longer charge higher (discriminatory) co-pays for HIV drugs and has taken HIV...
News Release
6/16/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA - Responding to mounting patient complaints, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (“BCBS”) has announced it will soon end its discriminatory HIV drug-pricing practices and has taken HIV/AIDS drugs off its mandatory mail-order drug list,...
News Release
4/24/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA - Parents of autistic children scored a major victory in a California Court of Appeal decision issued late yesterday, which now bars state regulators and health insurers from discriminating against children on the basis of whether treatment providers...
News Release
3/20/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA - United Healthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, will allow patients with HIV or AIDS to “opt-out” of a requirement that they obtain their medications by mail-order under a national class action settlement announced today by...
Legal Update
10/11/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

This week the California Court of Appeal granted Consumer Watchdog's petition for rehearing in its seminal lawsuit against the Department of Managed Health Care over treatment for autistic children. Consumer Watchdog scored a major victory in the recent decision,...