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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,...
Legal Update
9/27/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

This week Consumer Watchdog filed a brief urging the California Court of Appeal to reconsider part of a recent ruling ending autism discrimination that could be read to put behavior analysts at risk of being prosecuted for the "unlicensed practice of psychology...
Legal Update
9/11/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

We're very proud of the legal team's recent victory in a lawsuit to bar discrimination against children. The California Court of Appeal's decision ended the Department of Managed Health Care’s discriminatory practice of allowing HMOs to deny treatment...
News Release
9/11/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA -- In a complex opinion issued yesterday, the California Court of Appeal ended the Department of Managed Health Care’s (DMHC) discriminatory practice of allowing HMOs to deny treatment for autistic children of state employees and low-income...
News Release
8/20/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA -- A consumer protection lawsuit that would bar Blue Cross from changing “any term or benefit” of consumers’ health plans each month may proceed, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled. Judge Jane Johnson green-lighted two class...