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2014-08-19 20:22:52

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical malpractice and health insurance companies have given $45 million, or 77%, of the $58 million to the campaign against Proposition 46 as they rake in profits at the expense of doctor and patient policyholders, said Consumer Watchdog Campaign today. The No on 46 campaign released its first ads this week, claiming Prop 46's legal protections for victims of medical negligence will raise doctors' malpractice insurance...

2014-08-06 16:28:31

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposition 45 is projected to bring up to $1 billion per year - $612 per family - in savings to California consumers reeling from years of devastating health care premium increases, according to a new analysis released by Consumer Watchdog today. "Californians are being overcharged hundreds of millions of dollars for their health insurance because no one in California can say no to health insurance companies' excessive rate...

2014-05-08 16:26:28

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The four big health insurance companies that control 94% of customers on California's health care exchange paid $50,000 for a deceptive study, released today, designed to scare voters away from passing an initiative that will mean big savings for consumers, consumer advocates said today. The initiative will require health insurance companies to open their books and justify their rates under penalty of perjury. Consumer Watchdog...

2014-05-06 16:32:11

OAKLAND, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a rally and press conference today, Kaiser nurses and consumer advocates exposed the fact that Kaiser Permanente has accumulated a reserve that is $21.7 billion - 1626 percent - more than required by the state, while cutting patient care services and raising premiums on consumers. ? ? The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, which has 85,000 California members, also announced its endorsement of a measure that will...

2014-04-30 16:29:56

National Institute On Money In State Politics Releases New Graphic Showing $315 Million In Total Political Giving By The CA Medical Industry, 2002-12 SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California medical insurance industry has committed $110 million to three November 2014 ballot initiative campaigns, half of the amount it gave to ballot initiatives during the entire previous decade and over one-third of the industry's total political giving on California...

2014-01-31 16:23:28

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and its parent company WellPoint have given $12.9 million to defeat a California ballot initiative that would require health insurance companies to get approval for rate hikes, like the increase of up to 25% Anthem proposes for over 306,000 Californians on April 1. If approved on this November's ballot, the measure will allow the state insurance commissioner to order refunds to consumers of excessive...

2014-01-29 16:20:15

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourteen non-profit citizen, consumer and low income advocacy organizations today formally petitioned Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to bar auto insurance companies from discriminating against California drivers based on their occupation or education level. "The use of these unauthorized rating factors increases the cost of insurance for California motorists and is a direct violation of Proposition 103," the Petition...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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