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10/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed a bill (SB 964) to increase oversight of insurers' provider networks, the Sacramento Business Journal reports (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 10/2). Background More than 170 complaints have been filed against Anthem Blue...
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10/4/2014
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The coalition trying to stop the rate-regulation initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot has gone up with another TV ad, this one focusing on small-business owners. Proposition 45 would require the state’s elected insurance commissioner to sign off on health insurance...
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10/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

LOS ANGELES -- Voters could make California the first state to require many doctors to submit to random drug and alcohol tests, a safeguard that has long been in place for pilots, police officers and others who must stay clear-eyed on the job. While supporters are...
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10/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Proposition 45 offers a simple choice for voters: Do they want the state insurance commissioner to regulate health care rates for small businesses and individual health plans? The campaign fight over whether that would be beneficial for consumers...
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10/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

WHAT IT DOES: Requires the California insurance commissioner to approve rates for certain types of health insurance, specifically individual and small group health plans. The rate-approval process would be similar to a process that is currently used for other types of...
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10/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. As part of our ongoing California Election Watch 2014 coverage we'll discuss Proposition 45, which would give the California state insurance commissioner the authority to reject excessive health insurance...
News Story
10/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

The campaign formed to oppose Proposition 46 has added to its critique of the measure, arguing in a new TV ad called “ Inside” that it puts Californians’ medical information at risk. The multipronged proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot would more than...
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10/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. It’s lawyers versus insurance companies on the November ballot--with Obamacare in the background. That’s according to TV commercials for and against Proposition 45. We’ll go behind the slogans...
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10/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Thousands of consumers who were granted a reprieve to keep insurance plans that do not meet the federal health law’s standards are now learning those plans will be discontinued at year’s end, and they will have to choose a new, possibly more costly policy....
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10/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Yelp and a coalition of like-minded travel and shopping websites have created an elegant demonstration of the way they say Google biases search results in favor of Google's pages. It's a Chrome browser extension that Yelp says strips Google+ pages from Google...