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10/27/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Proposition 45, a ballot measure that would regulate health insurance rates, is ahead, according to a new Internet poll by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The survey of self-reported, registered voters who said they planned to vote in the Nov. 4...
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10/27/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Blue Shield of California, one of the state's four major health insurers, has a sales office on the 20th floor of the Pacific Corporate Towers in El Segundo. Had the employees peered down to the plaza on a recent Tuesday morning, they would have seen a small...
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10/27/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Latino voters in California find themselves in the middle of one of the most important - in terms of immediate, real-world consequences – races of the 2014 elections. Actually, it’s two races. The first is for the unknown, but strangely powerful position of...
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10/27/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Of the 1.4 million Californians who purchased health insurance this year through the Covered California purchasing exchange, 94 percent bought their plans from just four insurance carriers. Outside of the purchasing exchange, in the private market for individual and...
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10/27/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

What will and won't happen if medical malpractice 'pain and suffering' awards are indexed for inflation   For haters of junk mail, Proposition 46 may be this election season's biggest nuisance. Groups supporting and opposing 46 have spared no...
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10/27/2014
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10/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

As a registered nurse, I’ve watched health insurance premiums jump while benefits and doctor networks shrink. I’ve watched patients pay thousands out of pocket before insurance pays for anything. We all have to buy health insurance under federal law. But...
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10/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Backers of California Prop. 45 try to turn insurance industry opponents' huge spending lead into a liability Do voters really care who's paying for the campaign ads that are filling their mailboxes and the airwaves? Plenty of big donors certainly think so....
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10/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Nearly 40 years ago, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law to help stem spiraling costs for medical malpractice insurance policies in California. Brown would later describe the situation at the time as dire: Doctors were forced to “go bare” because they couldn...
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10/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Study finds that 68% of ER patients who overdosed on opioid drugs took pills prescribed by a doctor Cost of treating patients who overdosed on prescription opioids was $1.4 billion in a single year Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation...