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News Story
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...
News Story
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...
News Story
10/27/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

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News Story
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...
News Story
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....
News Story
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...
News Story
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...
News Story
10/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

With the November general election a week away, some of the biggest election debates aren’t between candidates running for office but rather between people for or against ballot measures. They include a measure for a $7.5 billion California water bond hammered...
News Story
10/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Apple may be one of the most valuable companies in the world, but in one area, it falls decidedly behind its rivals: its spending on lobbying the politicians of Washington. According to its latest lobbying disclosure filing, Apple spent a total of $1,010,000 on...
Video
10/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Health insurance policyholders joined with bedside nurses from the California Nurses Association and consumer advocates supporting Proposition 45, which prohibits excessive rate increases, to deliver a pickup truck containing a ton of steer manure to Blue Shield’...