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11/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the heels of an advertising blitz funded by health insurance companies, California voters on Tuesday tanked a proposal to give the state's insurance commissioner veto authority over health insurance premiums. About 60 percent of voters...
News Story
11/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Voters may be apathetic on Election Day, but there are some people in California who are excited indeed about the ballot – those who have a big pocketbook interest in the outcome. Through Tuesday morning, campaign spending on six ballot propositions alone has...
News Story
11/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Health insurance premiums have gone up 172 percent since 2002, according to the California HealthCare Foundation. That's what prompted supporters of Proposition 45 to put their measure on today's ballot. The measure would give California's insurance...
News Story
11/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Proposition 46 on Tuesday’s ballot would raise the limit on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, require random drug and alcohol testing of doctors and mandate health care practitioners consult the state prescription drug history database...
News Story
11/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal officials are challenging new benefit rules at Honeywell Inc. that create monetary penalties unless employees and spouses take medical tests. A lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in response to complaints from two...
News Story
11/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to penalties totaling an estimated $350 million for inflating fuel economy claims on 1.2 million vehicles, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday. The penalty — the largest in Clean Air Act history...
Video
11/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Lauren Sivan looks at what Prop 45 will do for consumers if passed, and how the insurance companies are spending tens of millions of dollars to stop it.
News Story
11/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Voters are usually inclined to vote their pocketbooks. But that's become more difficult with every election, as the pocketbooks that carry the most weight aren't those of the individual voter, but corporations and plutocrats. Recent history tells us that the...
News Story
11/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

A nonprofit advocacy group has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that barred the group from challenging the validity of a controversial embryonic stem cell patent. Consumer Watchdog, represented by the...
News Story
11/1/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Voters are usually inclined to vote their pocketbooks. But that's become more difficult with every election, as the pocketbooks that carry the most weight aren't those of the individual voter, but corporations and plutocrats. Recent history tells us that the...