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10/7/2014
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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Proposition 46 calls for drug testing doctors and raising the cap on medical malpractice judgments. But another facet of the measure regarding patient privacy is stirring up controversy. Ric Romero has more.
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10/7/2014
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Proponents of Proposition 45, the ballot measure that would give the insurance commissioner the power to reject unreasonable health rate increases, say they’re simply trying to do for health premiums what was done for auto and home insurance more than 25 years...
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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...
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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 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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10/6/2014
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California voters have every right to view all state propositions with a healthy dose of skepticism. Propositions rarely do exactly what the authors say they will do. They are drawn up with loopholes big enough to drive a bullet train through, or with little favors...
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10/6/2014
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Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering drug addict who at one point was taking up to 100 pills a day including Vicodin and oxycodone while working with patients, joined with Proposition 46 proponents and spoke about the dangers to patients of undetected physician impairment....
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10/6/2014
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Click here to listen to the audio of this radio news broadcast. Proposition 45 on the November state ballot would give the California insurance commissioner’s office the same power to regulate health insurance costs as the office has over auto and homeowner rates...
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10/5/2014
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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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10/5/2014
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Sherri Stoddard is a registered nurse who works in San Luis Obispo County, and serves on the board of directors of the 86,000-member California Nurses Association, which supports Proposition 45.   As a registered nurse, I've seen patients pay the price for...