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2014-09-23 16:24:57

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog warned the public today that a $37.5 million television and radio advertising campaign attacking Proposition 45 is funded exclusively by health insurance companies who would have to rein in rates if Prop 45 passes. The industry funding is hidden in a deceptive advertising and a marketing campaign waged by surrogates who are paid by the health insurance companies or who have financial ties to it. "Health...

2014-07-31 16:27:41

Strong Enrollment for 2014 Prompts Balanced Risk Pool and Competition Between Health Plans; Average Statewide Rate Increase Kept to 4.2 Percent SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The vast majority of Covered California consumers will see low increases in their health insurance premiums for 2015, and many consumers will see no increase or even a decrease. The statewide weighted average* came in at 4.2 percent, with some plans offering weighted average rates that are 8.5 percent...

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...

2014-03-26 16:25:32

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health insurance giant WellPoint this week threatened "double-digit plus" rate hikes next year, but won't get away with unjustified increases if voters approve a California ballot measure to increase health insurance rate transparency and accountability this November, said Consumer Watchdog Campaign. "Is anyone surprised that WellPoint intends another year of outrageous rate increases when no one has the power to open their...

2013-01-25 23:02:45

Health Insurance Guaranteed are announcing an extension of the Annual Enrollment Period (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 MIAMI, Jan. 24,2013 — Health Insurance Guaranteed, nation's leader for pre existing condition medical insurance, have announced today on extending their Annual Enrollment Period and will be helping their clients find insurance, prescription coverage and excellent catastrophic insurance for their pre-existing medical conditions. Today, those who are uninsured or underinsured...

2012-10-04 23:03:46

Allowing insurers to circumvent state regulations and sell insurance across state lines does not reduce health insurance costs or increase consumer choice. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 An exemption from state regulations to allow insurers to sell insurance across state lines is the cornerstone of many conservative proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Proponents state that allowing insurers to circumvent state laws and consumer protection provisions to sell...

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