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10/10/2014
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defended Michael Peevey, the embattled president of the California Public Utilities Commission. The commission, which regulates California’s massive energy and telecommunications industries, had come under scrutiny for back-channel communications with Pacific Gas...
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10/9/2014
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Click here to listen to the audio of this radio news segment. A measure on the November ballot would give California’s elected insurance commissioner power to reject health insurance premium increases for people in individual and small group plans. But as Health...
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10/9/2014
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Consumer advocates and nurses launched a new “Yes on 45” street art campaign hitting San Francisco and Sacramento this week that exposes the health insurance companies spending $37.5 million to oppose Proposition 45. Thousands of posters will be plastered...
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10/8/2014
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Californians are split over a high-profile voter initiative that opponents say could complicate the future of President Barack Obama ’s health-care law in one of the states that has gone furthest to embrace it. Proposition 45 would grant California’s...
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10/8/2014
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An Open Letter to my fellow medical professionals about California's Proposition 45 and the primary obligation we have to protect the well being of our patients. Like generations of doctors before us, when each of us graduated from medical school, we were asked to...
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10/8/2014
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Proposition 45  Health-insurance behemoth Blue Cross Blue Shield and managed-care companies Well-Point and Kaiser Permanente have spent a combined $37 million to try to convince you to vote no on Prop. 45. If you hate insurance companies—and we don’t...
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10/8/2014
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For health insurance to be affordable, someone has to keep rates in check. If you believe the advertising on television, health insurance in California is now the best deal since sliced bread. Four health insurance companies, which control 84% of the California market...
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10/7/2014
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From the start, even fans recognized that one of Obamacare’s great weaknesses was its failure to regulate insurance rates. Washington orders you to buy insurance, but can’t police how insurance companies raise your rates, a decision that made the...
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10/7/2014
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PROP. 45 — HEALTH CARE INSURANCE YES Endorsed by the California Nurses Association, Consumer Watchdog, and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, Prop. 45 seeks to place controls on rising health care insurance costs by making rate changes subject to approval by the...
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10/7/2014
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From the rhetoric Gov. Jerry Brown employed on it, you'd think a law he signed early this fall would clean up the initiative process for all time. Not exactly, for like the so-called groundwater fix he signed earlier, this one also leaves untouched the chief flaws...