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News Story
10/16/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Powerful forces are opposed to Proposition 45, which would give California's publicly elected insurance commissioner the power to reject excessive health insurance rate hikes. These forces — you know them as Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Kaiser, Health Net and...
News Story
10/15/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

The US should be more like Europe – and introduce the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling – says a top American consumer-defending organisation. In a letter to Google CEO Larry Page and exec chairman Eric Schmidt, Consumer Watchdog asked...
News Story
10/15/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Proposition 45, which would allow California's insurance commissioner to regulate rates for certain medical plans, is a close call for this voter. On the one hand, the commissioner would be touching on — although not exactly duplicating — work already...
News Story
10/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

California's health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in no-bid contracts, including deals worth millions of dollars to a firm with workers who have strong ties to Covered California's executive director, according to an Associated Press review of...
News Story
10/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

The group backing a health insurance rate-control measure on next month’s ballot called on Attorney General Kamala Harris on Monday to investigate millions of dollars in no-bid contracts by Covered California and reported links between the health exchange’s...
News Story
10/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Tamara Kaplan loves to travel. Her home in University Heights is filled with tokens of her many trips. She brought some distinctive figurines back from one her recent sojourns. Credit: Nic McVicker Tamara Kaplan is a University Heights resident who pays about one-...
News Story
10/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Proposition 45 would extend the regulatory power that Proposition 103 gave the state Insurance Commissioner over property and casualty coverage to a new branch of the insurance market: the health policies sold to individuals and small groups. So it's no surprise...
News Story
10/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

There are a lot of things that we wish we could forget and probably even more things that we want everyone else to forget. The Internet and social media has made that pretty much all but impossible. If you don’t believe me, just ask any politician. So much...
Video
10/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Blue Shield policyholders joined with bedside nurses from the California Nurses Association, consumer advocates and other supporters of Proposition 45’s rate relief measure to deliver a pickup truck of steer manure to Blue Shield’s offices. The Proposition...
Video
10/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Blue Shield policyholders joined with bedside nurses from the California Nurses Association, consumer advocates and other supporters of Proposition 45’s rate relief measure to deliver a pickup truck of steer manure to Blue Shield’s offices. The Proposition...