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1/14/2011
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Click here to download and listen to the story podcast.   David Beach, of Hemet, found out the day before he was to start chemotherapy that the extra cancer coverage he thought he had been paying for since 2003 would not help him. "It turns out to be...
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1/14/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., plans to pick up where he and former Rep.Rick Boucher, D-Va., left off in the last Congress in trying to craft an online privacy bill. Stearns is reworking the draft bill he helped develop with Boucher, who was defeated in November, to...
News Story
1/13/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

In a victory for insurance companies, the state Supreme Court left intact Wednesday a ruling barring consumers in California from suing automobile insurers over their rates. Consumer and civil rights groups, joined by the city of San Francisco, state Insurance...
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1/13/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

Allstate has stopped selling California drivers its "Your Choice Auto" policies after a consumer group claimed the product was deceptive. Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Northbrook, Ill.-based insurance giant pulled the program early this week and will...
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1/13/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

Responding to a recent outcry over the perception that developers who help finance city lawmakers have an inside track to having their projects approved, Santa Monica City Councilman Kevin McKeown recently asked for the consideration of a policy that will make public...
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1/13/2011
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New Barack & Me app CAPTION By Consumer Watchdog A new Facebook app enables users of the popular social network to vividly post their views on what President Obama should make his top priority. The non-profit advocacy group...
News Story
1/12/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

Allstate Insurance agreed to stop selling its Your Choice Auto (YCA) insurance program in California after Consumer Watchdog said the insurance was “deceptive and overpriced,” according to the nonprofit. Allstate won’t issue new YCA policies and...
News Story
1/11/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

Allstate Corp., the largest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, halted sales of its Your Choice Auto product in California after a consumer group said drivers were cheated. Allstate will no longer issue new Your Choice Auto policies in the state and will...
News Story
1/7/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) overstepped its constitutional authority in issuing a memorandum to health insurance companies on how to handle consumer complaints about autism treatment, a state judge ruled Dec. 30 (...
News Story
1/7/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

Only days into the job, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones faced off with the health insurance industry Thursday, calling on Blue Shield of California to delay plans to raise premiums by as much as 59 percent on nearly 200,000 Californians who buy health...