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.
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.
Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court explains that gas prices go up because "There are four refiners that control 80% of the market. They squeeze when they can and we pay more."
The Dominguez family testified at a California State Senate hearing on the California Medical Board regarding lax enforcement against dangerous doctors.
The Medical Board of California is charged with protecting the public from dangerous doctors, but it is failing that consumer protection mission. Doctors have the majority of seats on the Board, with 8, while the public has only 7 (and two of those are vacant).
Two years after her death, the family of Demi Dominguez is speaking out after it was announced the Medical Board of California is seeking to revoke the license of one of her doctors.
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.
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.