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.
Carmen Balber explains how proposed rules move California one step closer to ending this unequal treatment for drivers without a college degree or a well-paid job who are looking for auto insurance.
Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court explains how California's gas prices should not increase this week because of the Texas ice storm, because we are not dependent on Texas oil for our gas supply.
Consumer Watchdog's Harvey Rosenfield explains why he's sued USAA for charging enlisted military members more than officers for auto insurance, among other things.