Data compiled by Consumer Watchdog shows Oregon has the third best redemption rate out of ten states at 86 percent. California is third to last at 58.9 percent, down a full 10 percent since the beginning of 2020.
"There is no person in the country who can be charged for the COVID vaccine," said Carmen Balber, executive director of Consumer Watchdog. She said medical providers are not allowed to bill consumers for the COVID vaccine.
Demi Dominguez was determined to have died from pre-eclampsia, also leading to her newborn son’s death. The Attorney General’s office has since filed an accusation of negligence against Dr. Arther M. Park. Non-profit consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog says a decision on Park is as soon as next week.
Carmen Balber of Consumer Watchdog explains that while admin fees are not uncommon, medical facilities are not allowed to bill the consumer. They can either bill the patient's insurance company or the federal government if the patient doesn't have insurance.
It's been more than a year since the death of 23-year-old Demi Dominguez. Her family says that not only are they still mourning, but their legal battle against the hospital and doctors, they claim were responsible for their loved one's death, continues.
As COVID-19 cases shattered California daily records in the second quarter of 2020, oil regulators under Gov. Newsom also shattered records for dispensing new oil and gas production well drilling permits, Consumer Watchdog and FracTracker Alliance said today.
On Wednesday Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with the Medical Board of California filed an accusation against Dr. Arthur M. Park, accusing him of negligence in the deaths of Demi Dominguez and her baby. This is not the first time he’s been in trouble. Park is currently on probation with the medical board and has been on probation before.
Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court explains that thanks to deregulation of the energy market in Texas, utilities there have no incentive to keep things running, because they can jack up prices when demand is very high, like during the current crisis.
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Whether in conversation with the president or with the dramatic ruins of a wildfire as his backdrop, Governor Gavin Newsom has been sounding the alarm on climate change, positioning himself on the national stage as a climate leader.
A San Joaquin Valley legislator is seeking answers from the Medical Board of California as to why the oversight agency allowed a Bakersfield doctor to remain in practice even though it determined he had been negligent with patients.
Carmen Balber of Consumer Watchdog explains how people who evacuated from the lightning-sparked wildfires in the Bay Area may qualify for fire insurance payouts even if their homes escaped damage, and the best ways to go about filing claims.